Governor Hogan dedicates Aug.1-7 as MD Farmers’ Market Week
MARYLAND- Get ready to support your local Farmer’s Market as Governor Larry Hogan dedicating all next week to them.
Governor Hogan declared August 1 – 7 as Maryland’s Farmers’ Market Week to celebrate the markets across the state- as they provide Marylanders easy access to local produce.
Farmers Markets have played an essential role not only for consumers, but for farmers and food makers who lost their food service business overnight as restaurants, schools and offices locked down in early 2020.
Adkins Farm Market, in Salisbury, said in the past year it’s important to shop local and they feel this dedication will help to get that word out.
“When you also are supporting your local farmer you’re keeping your money in the community, so you’re just keeping your money right in the community,” Gaylon Adkins, owner of Adkins Farm Market, said.
“People do tend to forget I mean they get the mindset that these department stores and get in there and do tend to forget about the local guys,” Adkins said.
Adkins added that their sales are almost at the same place where they were last year and that a lot of people realized that farmers markets are in competition with the bigger box stores and they would rather help out the local farmers.