Farmers Markets

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  The simple joy of picking out your favorite fresh fruits and discovering new items, has erupted among the Granite Bay community.  

  So many new trends have emerged in the past year and summer, Farmers markets being one of many.  

  With events in the Fountains in Roseville, Quarry Ponds in Granite Bay, and many more around the Granite Bay and Roseville area, there popularity has grown immensely.

  The final Quarry Ponds Sunday farmers’ market is on September 29th.

  Although, the Quarry Ponds farmers’ market season is coming to an end, there are many others in close proximity like Denios and Sprouts.  

  Students spend their Sunday mornings, Tuesday afternoons, and maybe even other days browsing the aisles of tents and vendors for the coolest, newest finds.

  Students have found fruits, vegetables, clothing, and lots of other more random items.  

  Treasa Hayes, GBHS graduate of 2015, said that she loves the atmosphere and environment of these events.  

  “I’ve definitely seen some rad clothes and plants, especially succulents.” Hayes said.

  Hayes said that farmers markets usually have good deals on tapestries as well.

  Hayes’ favorite part of farmers markets is being in the atmosphere around all of the cool finds and new foods.  

  Many students have expressed that although the prices may be higher than supermarkets, the quality is well worth the time and money.  

  “You can make delicious recipes with foods you get from farmers’ market, so it’s awesome to be using healthy local ingredients.”  Hayes said.  

  Avni Suri, GBHS senior, also find an interest in the cool finds of farmers markets.

  “I feel like you have more of a variety so you can find some new veggies or fruits that aren’t (typical to your diet)” Suri said.  

  As for the quality of the products, Suri said that the produce is significantly better than that of supermarkets.  

  Some might be concerned that all of the fresh produce may be pricy, but actually its the contrary.

  “The pricing is not bad at all (…) and you get more satisfaction and bang for your buck due to all the flavor.” Suri said.

  Suri’s favorite event is the Quarry Ponds farmers market on Sunday’s because it’s local, and convenient.

  Kelsey Ashworth, GBHS senior, also enjoys attending local farmers’ markets for the cool finds.

  “I’ve seen some cool candles, wood carvings, jewelry, and homemade (items).”  Ashbury said.

  Ashbury also agrees that the pricing can be expensive, but it’s well worth it for the quality.

  Ashbury has attended some cool markets is Sacramento, and some in Downtown Roseville.

  “It’s worth it to take time out of your Tuesdays or Sundays,” Suri said. “To visit  a farmers market.”

 

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