Before the big players (i.e. Amazon and other “big box” stores) came into the picture, it didn’t take a conscious effort to support local over corporate; it was basically all we had. Fast-forward to today, small business, especially local farmers and artisans, are finding it more challenging than ever to stay competitive and remain afloat. Local businesses need our help. When we choose local, we are directly impacting the lives of real people; people who are our neighbors, coworkers, fellow church members and so on. This is where the LFA Farmers Market comes in.
Each LFA Farmers Market (sometimes abbreviated as “LFAFM”) carries a continually growing selection of LOCAL items produced by small, primarily family-owned, businesses. Purchasing from any of our markets directly impacts individuals and families; not large corporations. It is our mission at LFA to promote the hard-work of local farmers/artisans, provide a safe/sustainable year-round outlet for small producers to sell their goods and infuse the community with a truer sense of buying local (so money stays local). We hope you can visit us sometime!
Need some LOCAL goodies? We've got 'em!
Hover over the images below to see just some of the wonderful, local items we carry in-store.
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We take local seriously...
What "Big Box" stores consider local*
What we consider local
We are truly dedicated to "hyper-local" products and supporting farmers and artisans from our local community. Over 75% of all items we sell are grown/produced within 15 miles of our locations.
*"According to the definition adopted by the U.S. Congress in the 2008 Food, Conservation, and Energy Act, the total distance that a product can be transported and still be considered a “locally or regionally produced agricultural food product” is less than 400 miles from its origin, or within the State in which it is produced." - Cecile Camerlynck, "3 Ways to Define Local Food", October 17, 2016, https://www.transparency-one.com/3-ways-define-local-food/
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