Letter – Market needs more farmers

Published 5:33 pm Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Editor, The Smithfield Times:

Not too many years ago we went to the Smithfield Farmers Market and met many local farmers selling the chickens, eggs, beef, microgreens and a wide variety of summer fruits and vegetables raised on their farms. Today only a few farmers are at the market. The market seems to be geared toward other products found often at local fairs like crafts and prepared foods.

As plans proceed with the market at Grange, we do hope that there will be a considerable effort to draw more local farmers with their homegrown foods. We really miss the farmers and their wares.

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Brenda Williams