From fresh-picked produce to just baked goodies to handcrafted items, farmers markets in central Douglas County offer consumers and visitors a variety of choices.

Craig Reed is a freelance writer and former employee of The News-Review.

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The various farmers markets are much more that just places to buy fruits & veggies. They are community gatherings that help bring families & friends together under sunny skies with care, optimism and compassion in an often hectic, troubled world. They're places to slow down, dance in the rain puddles and enjoy the social interaction, live music, arts, crafts or just hanging out with friends. They allow us to personally know your local farmers and more about the food you eat! We support them on a regular basis.


.... and don't forget the delicious prepared foods ranging from homemade tamales, pies or pasta to honey, nuts, artisan breads and marmalade .... to unique food truck fare such as tacos, phad thai or burgers! My only suggestion would be for them to have more picnic tables and chairs available so people could take a load off, have lunch (or dinner) right there and relax for awhile.


Thank you for the uplifting, informative article.

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