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5 Reasons to Buy from the Festhalle Farmer's Market


CP&R's Festhalle Farmer's Market will have its season opening on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 7am-2pm. The Farmer's Market which is located on Arnold St. and 1st Ave. will be offering a full slate of farmers this season with all of your produce needs from fresh strawberries, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, corn, and every other form of produce you can imagine. So why should YOU stop by and buy from the farmer's market? Here are a few reasons to think about!

1. Supporting Local Farmers
Cullman has a major heritage as an agricultural center across the state with agriculture being the number one industry in Cullman County. Our local farmer's work hard through the seasons to produce some of the most delicious local fruits and vegetables in the area, and supporting the number industry in the county is good for everyone. Supporting our farmers supports our entire community and local economy.

2. Fresher Produce.
With produce that is most of the time picked off the vine just hours before being brought to market, the freshness of your purchases cannot be beat. Most fruits and vegetables are grown dozens of states away, picked, and shipped here to Alabama. By the time produce gets to the grocery store alone, it may have already been 7-12 days; in addition, grocery stores will also keep produce on their shelves for a number of days after receiving merchandise. We guarantee you will taste the difference.

3. More Nutritious Options.
Because most produce can be weeks old when purchased in the grocery stores, much of the nutritious value of the produce is lost. In fact, the longer produce sits around, the more vitamins, nutrients, and value it has once it is eaten. Local produce picked only hours before purchasing will have the maximum value of nutrition for you and your family.

4. Know the Source of Your Produce.
You may never know where your vegetation comes from in the grocery store, or what processes, chemicals, fertilizer, or pesticides have been used on your produce. With the Festhalle Farmer's Market, our farmers are on site to answer any questions about their products, and you have the options for more natural pesticides.

5. Connect with the Community
The farmer's market is not just an exchange of fresh produce, but also an exchange of good times and memories. Our local farmers are part of our community, and the market is a great place to see old friends, bring your kids for a fun time, and enjoy new friendships from across Cullman County.


If YOU are interested in the Farmer's Market, don't miss out on our new line-up of offerings this year including new extended farmer's market hours, festivals, and the return of Eat on the Street. For more information on all these special activities and offerings, visit us online at www.cullmanrecreation.org.



-Waid Harbison
Marketing, Programs, & Events Coordinator
Cullman City Parks & Recreation






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