Farmers' Markets Getting Fresh Business
by Sam Hendren
April 27, 2011
Farmers Market Getting Fresh Business.
At a time when grocery stores compete aggressively on food prices, area farmers' markets are becoming increasingly popular. While farmers' markets offer fewer choices and generally higher prices, some consumers say they'll pay more to shorten the distance between field and table.
There's a farmers' market that takes place in Dublin every Wednesday afternoon from May through September. It's still early in the season, so there's not a lot of produce to choose from. But even so, shoppers are strolling among vendors who are selling herbs, asparagus, meats, honey and maple syrup. Several of the vendors offer free samples to passers by.
Shoppers taste a dip made with herbs by Brenda Wisse. Wisse describes herself as a 'culinary herbalist.' She says she's relatively new to the farmer's market business...and she enjoys it.
"I love talking with people and teaching them to use herbs. And that's what I'm all about. "