Local farmers weigh in on the community’s farmers’ market.

by Alexa Roberts ’21

Every Wednesday at the Tremont parking lot, vendors sell their fresh produce from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Vendors sell everything from bread, baked goods, fruits and vegetables to tea and apple cider.

For local farmer Abe Miller, the best part of the weekly farmers’ market is getting to interact one-on-one the people buying his produce.

“I enjoy it because I get to meet my customers, I don’t just sell it in large amount and never the customer. I get to talk to my customer and get feedback on how he likes my food,” Miller said. 

Like most vendors at the farmers’ market, Miller agrees the most beneficial part of the event is knowing you are giving fresh fruits and vegetables to the community.

“I think it’s a great thing to get people out of the house, so they’re not sitting around not doing anything,” he said.

Lisa Roberts highlights that at the farmers’ market, customers are able to find out exactly where their food is coming from.

“It’s trucked in from the farmers personally, and you can ask about their growing practices,” Roberts said.

Sometimes, vendors may be looking for hired help on their farm.

“A few farmers do it all on their own so they are hiring local kids,” Roberts said.