Despite seemingly endless pandemic, local farmer’s markets are still providing a bright spot of relief as an outdoor activity that offers bushels and bags of most of your family’s fresh food needs.
Pasadena Certified Farmers Market doesn’t merely provide customers with fresh and healthy groceries. It offers a multitude of benefits that makes everyone better.
“You do not have to go into a store,” says Gretchen Sterling, Manager of Pasadena’s Certified Farmers Market. “You get to be outside. You still get to relate with your favorite farmers.”
This not only creates a more welcoming environment for shoppers, but it also forces a safer environment for shoppers during the pandemic.
Once you arrive at the Pasadena Certified Farmers Market, you will notice a wide variety of groceries, and at a reasonable price!
As family health specialist Ashley Bramble noted recently, “Produce and foods found in farmers markets are minimally processed and often grown without using pesticides, antibiotics, or genetic modification.”
Most importantly, when you shop at local farmers’ markets, you directly support local businesses and family farmers.
When you go to the Pasadena Certified Farmers Market next time, you might see a few things are different due to the pandemic.
Like many local farmers’ markets, Pasadena Certified Farmers Market will have monitored entry to allow customers to maneuver through the market while maintaining social distancing requirements.
“But to do that, we need the help of all of our customers to comply with the requirements as they come into the market with their face covering,” said Sterling.
So the next time you’re at the Pasadena Certified Farmers Market, instead of dreading the negative effects of this pandemic, think about all of the great benefits you and those around you are experiencing.
Victory Park market will be open each Saturday morning with extended hours from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday morning remains open at Villa Parke Center. Face coverings are required per the Pasadena Health Department to enter the market. For more information, visit https://www.pasadenafarmersmarket.org/VictoryPark.