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COMMODITY CORNER Four reasons to visit farmers markets this summer Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables all summer long by shopping at your local farmers market.

Meet local farmers Shopping at a farmers market allows you to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and other homegrown foods directly from the farmer. He or she usually can offer tips on preparing the fresh food and even recommend new items.

Eat fresh fruits and vegetables Because the food from your local farmers market is grown locally and most likely is picked within a few days of your purchase, the fruits and vegetables you find are packed with nutrients.

Learn about Oklahoma agriculture Oklahoma farmers produce a wide variety of foods including berries, sweet corn, peppers, peaches, herbs and more. A farmers market is a great place to discover a wide variety of Oklahoma-grown foods.

Oklahoma Farmers Markets From big cities to small towns, farmers markets are located in every corner of our state. To find one closest to you, visit www.OKgrown.com.

Support your local community Most produce sold at farmers markets are grown and raised within 100 miles, which means the farm supports local jobs and likely spends money in the local economy.

Sign up for a Community Supported Agriculture program Community supported agriculture programs provide you with fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers all summer long! A farmer offers a certain number of shares or subscriptions to the public, usually consisting of a box of vegetables. By purchasing a share, consumers receive a basket of seasonal produce each week throughout the season. Visit www.OklahomaAgritourism.com to find a CSA program near you. 10 — Oklahoma Country

Pick your own fruits and veggies! Experience the rural way of life firsthand by picking fresh fruits and vegetables right on the farm! Summer crops in Oklahoma include peaches, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, herbs, vegetables and more. Find a U-Pick farm near you by visiting www.OklahomaAgritourism.com.

Oklahoma Country – Summer 2018  

Oklahoma Country is the official magazine of Oklahoma Farm Bureau. Our summer issue features the story of a Mayes County dairy farm, highlig...

Oklahoma Country – Summer 2018  

Oklahoma Country is the official magazine of Oklahoma Farm Bureau. Our summer issue features the story of a Mayes County dairy farm, highlig...