Friday, August 6, 2010

Celebrating Farmers Markets

Now hear this, August 1-7 is National Farmers Market Week. The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas J. Vilsack, in his proclamation for this week, “Encourages the people of the United States to celebrate the benefits of farmers markets with appropriate observances and activities.” Here are some U.S. government links related to farmers markets, including one where you can find a farmers market near you.

National Farmers Market Week Proclamation
Find a Farmers Market
Get to Know Your Local Farmer
Farmers Market Statistics

For those who live in the Lexington area, Lexington has a farmers market that is open on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Look at the Lexington Farmers Market website for hours, locations, and more information. While you’re at the website, you’ll see that Sullivan University is one of the sponsors of the Lexington Farmers Market.

After you finish your shopping at the farmers market, come to the Sullivan Library and Learning Resource Center-Lexington Campus where we have an abundance of materials related to farmers markets and cooking with local, seasonal foods that you can check out. Here is just a sampling of the items you can find here at your library.

Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook by Poppy Tooker; 641.564 T669c

Fresh from the Farmers’ Market: Year-Round Recipes for the Pick of the Crop by Janet Fletcher; 641.65 F612f

How to Pick a Peach: The Search for Flavor from Farm to Table by Russ Parsons; 641.35 P251h

Southern Farmers Market Cookbook by Holly Herrick; 641.5636 H566s

To Market to Market to Buy a Fat Pig (videorecording) produced by Rick Sebak; DVD 641.01 T627

If you need help locating any of the featured titles or if you want more information about farmers markets, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the librarians. We will be glad to assist you.

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