APRIL 29, 2010

Orofino Farmers Market organizational meeting May 12

   Spring is here; the growing season is upon us. Idaho farmersí markets will soon be offering fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, honey, farm fresh eggs, and fresh cut flowers to consumers.

   Farmersí markets are rapidly gaining popularity across Idaho as consumer interest in organically grown and locally grown produce continues to rise. Consumers want to know the conditions under which their produce is grown. Farmersí markets provide an excellent opportunity for the buyer and the producer to meet, exchange information, and in many instances, establish a relationship.

   The Orofino Farmers Market will hold an organizational meeting on May 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Extension Office to kick off the market and the 2010 season. If you would like to be a part of the Orofino Farmers Market or have questions, please contact Sarah Schumaker at UI Extension 208-476-4434.