When you buy locally produced fruits and vegetables (and honey, bread, meats, milk, eggs) you help yourself become healthier, you help local businesses stay in business and keep your money in your community, you reduce the dependency on fuel and transport of good from far away places, and you encourage others to do it, too! This weekend, and most weekends, the Bakersfield community has several Farmers Markets to choose from. Here are some tips to get the most from your Farmers Market shopping experience:
- Walk through the entire Farmers Market and check the quality and the prices before making a purchase.
- Bring your own bags (to reduce trash and dependency on plastics).
- Plan your week's meals ahead of time so you know what you are shopping for, that reduces the foods that will spoil because they go unused.
- Budget a little extra so you can try something new or buy a treat.
Saturday March 9
Brimhall Square Farmers Market
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
9500 Brimhall Square, Bakersfield, CA 93312
Valley Farmers' Market Association
8 a.m. to 12 noon
Golden State Freeway and "F" St - Golden State Mall, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 703-4004
Sunday March 10
Haggin Oaks Farmers Market
Seasonal and fresh vegetables, fruit, local honey, eggs, chicken, hummus, salsa, artisan breads and juices too.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Building
8800 Ming Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93311
For more information call (661)664-3766
If you have a free event in Bakersfield, or a Sustainable Living related event and would like to be featured in the Bakersfield Sustainable Living Examiner, please contact Natalia Corres at Natalia@bakwep.com with your information.
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