May 2011 co mm e r c i al a p pea l.co m
FROM THE EDITOR
In the market for fresh andlocal products
There has never been abetter time to get out andexperience your local farmersmarkets. Around the GreaterMemphis area over a dozenvenues are available toshoppers and potentialvendors alike.In fact, they are becoming so commonplace that any dayof the week you can find alocal market open for business.And thanks to loosening state regulations, customerscan now sample the produce,baked goods, and other treatso f f e re d .But it isn’t just about food.Local artists, artisans andcraftsman make their goodsavailable too —from bamboocutting boards and knifesharpening to eye catching hand-made decorative gardenstones and locally-grownflowers. farmers markets havea lot to offer. The growth will keep localdollars supporting localbusiness and that is good forMemphis.
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