In today’s fast-paced world, most Americans don’t know where their food comes from – let alone who grew it or how it was grown. Farmers Markets provide an opportunity to change that.
The Loretto Farmers Market, opened in 2018, has become the place for locals to shop for farm fresh food, engage in conversation, meet neighbors for dinner, and enjoy the festive atmosphere with family and friends. This weekly market, set up at Loretto’s Weathers Park, is open every Friday evening, May through October, with additional days added periodically throughout the season.
At the market, you can find a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season, including tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, berries, and more. You can also find homemade jams, jellies, bread, and other baked goods, as well as honey and handcrafted items like soaps, and crafts. Other activities such as music from local bands, food preparation demonstrations, and gardening seminars make the market an exciting place to spend Friday afternoons. Food trucks and civic groups also visit the market periodically to offer fresh items for dinner, snacks, or dessert.
The Loretto Farmers Market is a great place to support local farmers and artisans, as well as to connect with your community in fresh air and beautiful surroundings. If you are interested in visiting the Loretto Farmers Market, be sure to check the hours of operation and the schedule of events on their Facebook page to make sure you don’t miss any of the special activities or offerings!