Why Our Customers Shop the Market
– August 22, 2013 6:07 pm
A Fresh Focus
I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about my own feelings about the Farmer’s Market—what it means to me and why I feel it’s an important aspect of the community. So this morning, I decided to take to the streets with a clipboard and ask some strangers shopping at the market why they choose to shop at the City of Manassas Farmer’s Market.
Dan Peacock, a Manassas resident, said “I like to buy high quality produce.” He continued, “Now with the Tuesday market, it gives people an opportunity to buy something healthy on the way home.” Peacock also noted that he likes to support the local economy.
A new resident of the area, Stephany Barrett, said she comes to the market for “fresh vegetables and fruit. I’m tired of guessing when I go to the grocery store. I know it’s going to be delicious.” She listed kind vendors, reasonably-priced quality wine, and affordable beautiful cut flowers among other reasons why she comes out on Thursdays.
Nancy and Richard Redfearn can be found at the market almost every week. When asked what brings her out to the market, Nancy replied, “I like fresh food. It’s sort of a social thing. You get to meet your neighbors.”
Like I’ve said week after week, if you like fresh, if you like community, the Farmer’s market is for you. But don’t take my word for it, listen to Dan, Stephany, Nancy and Richard. One of my favorite responses of the morning was, “They got iced coffee! They got bread! They got BBQ! It’s fresh!” Check out the market and see what we
have to offer.