Did you know our office manages the Grinnell Farmers Market? The market is held every Thursday from 3-6pm and Saturdays from 10am-noon at the corner of Central Park at 4th Avenue & Broad Streets. This week we celebrate National Farmers Market Week (August 6 - 12, 2017) all across the nation. The annual event, sponsored by USDA, highlights the important role farmers markets play in our nation's food system. Farmers markets serve as a lifeline for many producers whether they're beginning farmers looking for a place to start, or established farms mitigating risk by diversifying their revenue streams. When you commit to buying from farmers markets, not only are you putting the freshest, most flavorful food on your dinner table, but are making a real impact on a farmer's livelihood. Not to mention much of that money gets re-circulated into our local economy much the same as if you were shopping at a brick-and-mortar location in Grinnell.
In celebration of National Farmers Market Week, we are launching Grinnell Market Fresh, a new meal service aimed at making access to market easier for customers. The meal service will emulate other services such as Blue Apron and Hello Fresh, but with a local twist as all produce is provided by Grinnell Farmers Market vendors!
Grinnell Market Fresh brings the market right to your dinner table: we'll provide everything you need to make the meal, including the recipe! To order, simply go to grinnellfarmersmarket.com, click on the Grinnell Market Fresh logo and place your order. We're taking orders for the first meal from now through August 14, and you'll be able to pick up at market on August 17th!