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Supporting Your Local Farmers Market

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With rumors amid the White House in recent weeks on a possible 20% tax on imports from Mexico that President Trump is considering as an option to help pay for a southern border in Mexico, many took to social media expressing their concerns.

Concerns that such a tax would drive the cost of U.S. goods produced there to go through the roof! A tax on such goods as fruits and vegetables we all enjoy on a daily basis. What better time than to consider an option on our end for purchasing those wholesome foods than supporting our local farmers markets.

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Photo: The RIM Farmers Market

“Know your Farmer, Know your Food,” a great statement on the Hill Country Farmers Market (HCFMA) web page to follow.

Yes, we love our avocados, tomatoes, corn, and squash among others that come from Mexico, but who can argue that local tastes better? Better because you are not only getting those produced right here in the great state of Texas but you are supporting and giving back to the communities and farmers that work tirelessly to provide those fresh products.

The Hill Country Farmers Market holds three farmers markets in the Northwest San Antonio area. Don’t worry if you’re not in the area, there are plenty of farmers markets across the state to get those fresh greens you want. Texas Local Produce is a great website to visit to find one near you. “We are a group of individuals who are dedicated to providing customers with fresh, locally grown and locally made foods,” states HCFMA’s website. The same can be said for farmers markets across the state.

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Photo: The RIM Farmers Market

As shared by HCFMA’s website, the Hill Country Farmers Market is a group of farmers and artisanal food makers who sell their goods at three area farmers markets located at St. Andrews, Deerfield, and The RIM Shopping Center.

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