The Lancaster Market
This weekend the canning demonstration will be the end of summer pickles and the recipe will be on the marketís site as well, visit www.lancastervillagemarket.com.
Recently, I read an article about how to get the most out of a farmers market and thought it might be of value. Bringing a recycled bag saves the farmers the cost of packaging and comparison shopping and asking for a deal sometimes the vendor is willing to negotiate on certain items.
Know your prices. The prices in a grocery store are dependent on weight. In the grocery store the price per pound for quality tomatoes for instance, may range from $1.99 to $2.99 per pound. At a farmers market, visitors will buy by the quart, two to three per quart, which weighs close to two to three pounds. Price per pound is always more.
Get to know your producers. With having an organic farmer, Decker Farms, at the market you can expect to pay a little more but guaranteed no pesticides. If itís raining be ready get a deal. Just remember that these fruits and vegetables are only hours old and not shipped from across the country and mostly handpicked.
Support your local producers. No farms. No food.
The market is located at 4913 Transit Road, in Lancaster. Call Ann Jordan at 481-2961 if you are interest in becoming a vendor.