Hampton Farmer’s Market producers celebrate National Farmer’s Market Week

By: 
Greg Forbes

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Area producers celebrated the arrival of National Farmers Market Week in the most appropriate way possible: hosting a local farmer’s market.
National Farmers Market Week, a week dedicated to the celebration of contributions markets bring to local communities, began throughout the country Sunday, August 4.
As usual throughout the market season, the Hampton farmer’s market hosted its bi-weekly markets on Friday, August 2 and Tuesday, August 6. While it was business as usual, these editions of the market brought a little more pride to producers because of the significance of National Farmers Market Week.
Tony Hershey, a long-time seller of flowers and produce at Hampton’s market and a board member for the market’s organization, said he’s proud to be associated with farmers markets because of their importance to small communities, such as those found in Franklin County.
“In terms of smaller communities, farmer’s markets can make all the difference in the world,” he said. “Very few small towns have their own grocery store so these let them have fresh fruit and vegetables right there.”
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