Despite the slow business of the offseason, three vendors assembled at the Monthly Market on Tuesday night to sell their locally produced vegetables,
The Monthly Market is a relatively new farmers market, started by Auburn Parks and Recreation in September 2017. It is held
Farmers markets are busiest during the growing season of summer, but farmers can still make an income during the cold months of the year by focusing their sales on winter crops and year-round products.
George Rogers of Pecan Point Farm sells granola, yogurt, beef
“A lot of these products we can sell year round,” Rogers said. “And that’s why we’re at the few winter markets we’re at.”
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Julia Knappenberger of Artisan Bread Boutique was selling baked goods at her table at the market.
“I can bake seasonal things,” she said, adding that in November and December she offered pumpkin bread and cookies, respectively.
For Beth Hornsby of Hornsby Farms, winter crops include lettuces, carrots, winter squash, broccoli
“We don’t grow as much this time of year as we do like spring and summer, so it really helps us to bridge that gap and make it work in kind of the
For these farmers and crafters, fresh and local isn’t restricted to the summer months, but is a year-round business.
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