“If you ate today, thank a farmer” ~ Author Unknown
Farmers are the chief essential officers and caretakers of our food supply and they should be celebrated as such. During this pandemic, adaptability and nimbleness have become essential to their survival, and ours. The fallout from COVID-19 has illuminated the critical nature of acquainting ourselves with exactly where our food comes from and how to access it. Our support for those who grow and source it is imperative. Farmers markets are categorized as essential grocery providers and have historically been a place for community to gather. They are the conduit to a healthy diet and now more than ever, they are one of the vital connections that link consumers to their local food chain.