YOUR TEXAS AGRICULTURE MINUTE
Farm fresh with spring farmers markets
By Gene Hall
Sweet aromas fill the air. The smell of freshness. Bustling customers mingle with local farmers and ranchers.
It’s a Texas farmers market. You can’t forget the experiences they offer. Like buying straight from the farmers’ hands. That fresh produce is a chance to connect with those who grow it. To ask questions. And to build relationships.
The produce in those markets is fresh and wholesome. Perhaps that’s because the farmers put some of their hearts and souls into the crops–working the land, nurturing the soil.
Their efforts yield many tasty delights. Peppers, squash and peaches. Tomatoes fresh from the vine. Fennel, basil and cilantro are all there, too.
Farmers markets are about color and freshness.
The farm to table concept they create is special. It showcases the farmer’s hard work. It also lets the farmer see your excitement for their food.
So shop local when you can. Buy fresh fruits and vegetables from Texas farmers and ranchers.
The preceding commentary is brought to you by Texas Farm Bureau, the “Voice of Texas Agriculture.” Called “Your Texas Agriculture Minute,” TFB will issue thought-provoking editorials each week—via print and audio—to spark understanding of agriculture in the Lone Star State and its impact on each and every Texan.
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