Market Association is a group of growers that have joined
together to promote direct marketing of farm produce animal
products and plants. The members of the association believe that on plant
ripened fruits and vegetables provide the best value, highest
quality, best flavor, and most nutritious produce for you, the
consumer. And the same can be said for the high quality
and superior flavor of fresh and locally-raised animal products.
A side benefit is a
pleasant recreational experience. Some growers provide picnic
tables, rides on farm equipment to or through the fields, and
are knowledgeable of local history, folklore, and interesting
places to visit nearby.
Consumers worldwide are rediscovering the benefits of buying
locally grown food. It is fresher than anything in the
supermarket and that means it is tastier and more nutritious. It
is also good for the local economy--buying directly from family
farmers helps them stay in business. Family farmers sell their
products directly to consumers through various avenues, such as
at roadside stands and farms markets.