Colle Farmers Market Comments on Battle Creek Farmers Market’s Efforts to Strengthen the Farming Community

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Following a recent article from The Coloradoan detailing the expansion of Battle Creek Farmers Market, Colle releases statement in regards to the importance of Farmers Markets.

On October 8th, 2012, Colle Farmers Market responds to The Coloradoan article detailing the doubling of vendors at Battle Creek farmers market.

According to The Coloradoan, the Battle Creek Farmers Market in Michigan opened the previous May with fifteen vendors and has exploded to over thirty. Many of the vendor owners feel it is a growing interest among people knowing exactly how their food is made, reports The Coloradoan. With the food recalls and warnings over the last several years many people have sought out alternative sources for food. Rita Klavinski, Michigan State University educator and a member of the MSU Extension food safety and community food system work team supports the increase in locally grown food. “I think there is a great interest in buying local now,” Klavinski said. “One, because you get a chance to know how the food was grown. You can ask questions: Who grew this? What kinds of pesticides were used? Where was it grown?”

Owner of Pleasant Hill Farms Terry Hill, according to The Coloradoan, mentions not only the environmental benefits of purchasing local produce, but the economic benefits. “It’s not just about the food itself: You’re stimulating the local economy,” Hill said. “When people buy from me, I have money to reinvest in my business and I buy from other local businesses. What a concept.”

“We don’t feed (livestock) hormones or antibiotics and we try to raise livestock in a natural manner, even though that requires more management and creative thinking,” Hill said of his farm. “People realize they’re talking to the person who actually grew the animal, and I can tell them everything about that animal from day one,” The Coloradoan reports.

Colle praises and congratulates the Battle Creek Market in their effort to support the farming community. Colle feels that the expansion of Battle Creek helps the local community both economically and environmentally while maintaining an organic approach to farming methods. Colle believes that farmers like Hill are who keep organic farming alive and prosperous.

Colle is an E-Commerce enabled farmers market community that is passionate about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement strives to unite natural product vendors, organic farmers and individuals who chose to live an organic and natural lifestyle with the main goal of using more sustainable farming and consumerism.

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