The 2018 National Farmers Market Week is recognized August 5-11, 2018. Let’s celebrate Farmers Markets! National Farmers Market Week is a great opportunity to show the nation how much value markets bring to their communities. With fun events, specials, contests, and activities, the week helps to boost market attendance and visibility – while at the same time being loads of fun!

Empowerment – Know your farmer. Know where and how your food is grown. Know where to buy “hyperlocally” grown fruits and vegetables. Join with Green Umbrella and the 10% Shift Challenge.

There are several online resources available to help you find a Farmers Market near you. Check out

Contributed by Mike Eck, a Food Justice Advocate and member of Christ Church Glendale. Mike is actively involved in the local organic food movement in southwest Ohio. Connect with him at