Colle Farmers Market Praises an Article Concerning the Benefits of Agritourism

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Following an article published by Delta Farm Press regarding “agritourism” for farmers, Colle Farmers Market offers a response and advice.

On October 16th, Colle Farmers Market reacted to an article published by Delta Farm Press which reveals autumn as the perfect season for farmers to connect with consumers.

According to Becky Smith, an agricultural economics instructor at Mississippi State University Extension Service, popular fall farm activities like hay rides and corn mazes attract consumers to the farming industry. The Delta Farm Press article reveals that this “agritourism” gives consumers insight to where their food is produced and gives them the opportunity to appreciate it. Smith states, “In most cases, agritourism is just a part of a bigger production. This is a way for farmers to earn income while also educating the local community.” In addition, the article reveals that farmers can also reach out to local restaurants, an act that benefits the entire community by supplying consumers with the freshest produce.

Delta Farm Press reports that the popularity of agritourism is growing in Mississippi and October has been declared Agritourism Month in the state. Colle Farmers Market commends the article and Mississippi’s dedication to agritourism. Colle is the first online platform dedicated to connecting organic farmers and natural vendors with consumers, regardless of budget or location. By using Colle, farmers and local natural vendors are given the opportunity to better connect with customers who are interested in getting the freshest, most delicious produce.

Delta Farm Press affirms that fall is an ideal time for farmers, as popular fall time activities often drive crowds to farm stands. Utilizing these activities as well as connecting with local restaurants allow “farmers to add value to their businesses by engaging in agritourism and developing farm-to-table relationships,” the article reports. Colle Farmers Market encourages farmers to take advantage of opportunities that will improve the organic farming industry as well as better local communities.

Colle is an E-Commerce enabled farmers market community that is passionate about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement is dedicated to connecting natural product vendors, organic farmers and all people who are living an organic and natural lifestyle with the main goal of using more sustainable farming and consumerism.

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