Presentation on theme: "Ten Questions Everyone Needs to Ask at a Farmers Market Or Everything I learned About Farmers Markets Came After Kindergarten!"— Presentation transcript:
Ten Questions Everyone Needs to Ask at a Farmers Market Or Everything I learned About Farmers Markets Came After Kindergarten!
On the Farm Valentine Hill Farm an Overview
Valentine Hill Farm Valentine Hill Farm. Our goal is to provide healthy, locally grown and produced, chemical free foods for you and your family. The Bakery at Valentine Hill Farm We specialize in growing chemical free vegetables and fruit on our farm and producing artisan bakery products in our bakery. We also provide membership opportunities in our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) services. We exceed the USDA National Organic Program standards through sustainable chemical free farming practices.USDA National Organic Program To insure the health of the land for this generation and future generations and we strive to do so with the smallest possible carbon footprint. We are GMO/GE and chemical free. We use100% certified organic ingredients. Mission of Valentine Hill Farm Located in southeastern Boone County, Zionsville, Indiana Serving the greater Indianapolis metropolitan area since 2005 Using ecologically sustainable agricultural practices Preparing and educating farmers, educators and students for optimal local food production
The List that No One Told You to Memorize 1.Are you the farmer who grew this or the person who made this food? 2.Where is your farm or facility located? 3.Do you give tours of your farm or facility? 4.Is everything on your table grown or produced in Indiana? 5.Is your farm or facility certified and by whom? 6.Are there labels on the value added food items and is it full disclosure (does the label list everything)? 7.Does the farmers market have production standards for the vendors? 8.Is the farmers market producer only or does it allow reselling? 9.Is the farmers market sponsored by an organization? 10.Is there an information booth for the farmers market? 10 Questions