Life In Nebraska Farmers Markets
In the ancient days of yore, all things being equal, people lived up to an average of 80 years. Nowadays just getting across the age of 60 is counted as an achievement. The reason for this is due to various debilitating diseases like heart attacks, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes etc. It has been widely suggested that the reason for our exposure to these diseases is the food that we eat. Most people don’t eat fresh food anymore. Most of our foods have usually gone through one sort of preservation or the other thereby exposing them to different chemicals which are dangerous to out health in the long run.
The suggested solution to this issue has been the institution of farmers markets in cities. A farmers market is a place where farmers sell their fresh produce which has been freshly harvested. This is fresh food that hasn’t been exposed to chemicals for preservation etc. Thus this article would go on to describe farmers markets that are available in Nebraska.
Nebraska is a state in the Mid West of the United States of America. Its size is 200,520 km² making it the 16th largest in the United States. It also has an estimated population of 1,881,503 making it the 37th in the USA according to population.
The first Nebraska farmers market to be discussed is the Alliance farmers market located in Box Butte County. It is usually hosted at 1832 Sweet Water Avenue on Saturdays and Tuesdays. On Saturday it is hosted from 8am to 1pm and on Tuesday it is hosted from 5pm to 6.30pm. The market is open in the months of June to October.
The second Nebraska farmers market to be discussed is the Chadron farmers market located in Dawes County. The venue is courthouse lawn, 400 Main Street, Chadron. The time is Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm. It is open in the months of July to October.
The third Nebraska farmers market to be discussed is the Cortland farmers market in Gage County. The venue is 4th & Main Street, 1 block west of Highway 77, Cortland. The time is Saturday from 4 pm to 6pm during the months of May to June.
Another farmers market in Nebraska is the Gordon farmers market in Sheridan County. The venue is 3rd & Main Street, Gordon. The time is on Saturday from 7.45am to 1pm. The market is open during the months of June to September.
Going to farmers markets is preferable to buying food from grocery stores. One of the reasons for this is that, as stated earlier, the food has not been exposed to a lot of chemicals which in turn makes the food less harmful to the body. Another advantage is that buying food at farmers market is also environmentally friendly. This is due to the fact that food grown at farmers markets use less chemicals which harm the environment. For example, fertilisers harm the water when they are washed off the soil by rain into the river. Thus, harming the river. Therefore, buying food from farmers who don’t use these methods will help encourage the conservation of the environment.
In conclusion, this article has discussed farmers markets in Nebraska by highlighting four of the available farmers markets in Nebraska. Also some of the merits of farmers markets were looked into.