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Farmers market tours starting in Valley

Carnation’s Friends of the Market invite the public to the first of many planned farm tours through the upcoming market season. These tours are designed to provide a chance for market customers to learn more about the farms and people who bring food to market each week during the season.

Farmers markets have experienced a rennaissance around the state, nearly doubling in number over the last 10 years, with many new markets opening each year. Customers value knowing where their food comes from, meeting the people who grow these foods and learning about their farming practices.

The rapid growth in farmers markets has meant that farmers are often spread thin providing people to come to market, and often rely on family members and interns to staff the booth. These tours are intended to give the farmer and customer a chance to meet the whole family and people behind the scenes at the farm.

The first tour starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29 at Full Circle Farms in Carnation, and runs until noon. Full Circle Farms is a mid-size organic vegetable farm and founding Carnation Farmers Market member.

To learn more, or to join Friends of the Market, go to www.carnationfarmersmarket.org, or contact Heidi Bohan at (425) 844-9830.

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