the New Concord Farmer’s Market, 2010

Exploring local farmer’s market stands filled with locally-grown crops is something I urge all of you to experience.

Yesterday I visited the New Concord Farmer’s Market for the fourth time since they began selling – yes, just four weeks ago. My home grown crops of choice have included blueberries, corn, potatoes, and onions. Not to mention purchasing endless jars of home made jams and spreads. This week, my purchase included my fourth jar of home made peanut butter and a quart of peaches (only $3.50 – try finding that quality of peach and price in a grocery store!)

However, the experience didn’t end there. My boyfriend and I decided to make our own peach jam from some of the peaches we purchased at the New Concord Farmer’s Market. After following the recipe and refrigerating three jars about an hour later, we had our own home made peach jam. We enjoyed it this morning on toast, and it was delicious.

Farmer’s markets not only allow you to help local farmers within your own community, but they show you another side of food that maybe you weren’t aware of previously. The home grown aspect of the crops being sold is amazing within itself because it’s a little gift from the Earth being offered to you for a fraction of the price. Plus, if you feel like getting adventurous, you can made homemade items like we did with our peaches. It’s a win-win situation!

Photos by: Heather Menarcheck

New Concord Farmer's Market Peaches & Jam

New Concord Farmer's Market Peaches (Jam made by Heather)

Homemade Peach Jam made with Fresh Peaches

Homemade Peach Jam made with the Fresh Peaches

Absolutely Delicious Homemade Peanut Butter!

Absolutely Delicious Homemade Peanut Butter!

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