Fortuna Farmers Market
It is more than ever important that people
realize that industrial food is not the best thing to put into your mouth -
it is time to start thinking
about where food comes from, and what exactly goes into it.
An outgrowth of the surge in interest in organic goods is a push toward the
support of locally produced foods. A benefit of buying from local farmers is
less fuel burned getting the goods to shoppers. It's considered more
sustainable economically, socially and environmentally.
And places such as farmers markets give consumers a chance to talk with
farmers -- helping them learn about food production. They fervently believe in the
health and ecological benefits of what they are doing -- and a growing
number of their customers do, too. You want to know the people who grow your food.
You know your auto mechanic; you ought to know your farmer.
Fortuna Farmer's Market brings the
bounties of local farms and nurseries to the tables of the Eel River Valley.
All the produce and plants at the Fortuna market are locally grown and
nearly all are organically produced.
markets bring plenty of salad greens, landscaping plants and shrubs,
vegetable and flower starts, herbs, fresh flowers and strawberries.
As the summer blossoms the range of fruits and vegetables grows to include
squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, peppers, potatoes and other favorites
from farms all over the county. Besides produce and plants, the market has a
separate area for prepared foods like fresh tamales, breads and jams and for
local hand crafts.
Market days are every Tuesday, 3:00 to 6:00
p.m. at 10th and Main Streets in downtown Fortuna. The market runs from
mid-May through late October. The market is still looking for craftspeople
interested in selling their handmade items at the market. Call Holly Kreb
at 707-722-4330 for information.