THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
Many families use the summer months to relax and travel. What are your vacation travel plans this summer?
Results will be posted Tuesday, July 27.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
Communities throughout St. Lawrence County host farmer’s markets during the growing season.
How often do you visit a farmer’s market each summer?
35.3%% – Once or twice during season
29.4% – Never
25% – Weekly
10.3% -- Monthly
Total responses: 136
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Here are your comments:
Love the local farmers markets, we can really help our local community by buying local. The more we purchase at farm markets and such we are helping to build our own food security and do not have to rely as much on the "Industrial Ag complex." We have seen recently how so many variables affect our food supply.
7/20/2021 9:32 AM
SNAP SNAP baby. Big daddy gives us 700 a month.
7/20/2021 7:34 AM
Nothing better than fresh produce and crafts
7/19/2021 3:59 PM
I’m to worried about getting COVID from the fools with MAGA hats on that refuse vaccination. Maybe they are injecting themselves with bleach thinking COVID can’t get me. Darwin Award candidates?
7/19/2021 1:17 PM
I would visit regularly, but most of the markets around me are open during daily business hours. I work 6 days a week, so I am unable to make it there. The ones that are open on the weekends are usually too far away to travel just to grab a little bit of fresh produce. Its unfortunate that more markets aren't open on the weekends, particularly on Sunday or Saturday afternoons.
7/19/2021 10:58 AM
I like to touch and sniff the produce like Biden in a grade school.
7/19/2021 6:34 AM
good for the country
7/18/2021 6:46 AM
visited a few and was talking to them and i found out they didnt grow the veggies they get them in from other resources.I was under the impression they grew what they sold.so i don't go to any of them anymore.
7/17/2021 9:00 PM
7/17/2021 8:45 PM
Great fresh veggies and fruit!
7/17/2021 9:14 AM
7/16/2021 7:50 AM
Not often -- not all the "produce" is home-grown; last year found little grocery store produce stickers on some tomatoes. Haven't been back since.
7/16/2021 7:20 AM
I have my own garden, don't need to go to farmer's market.
7/16/2021 6:25 AM
Ours isn't handicapped accessible
7/16/2021 6:15 AM
Oh. Boy , fresh veggies ! Great idea ! Need something like that in Methena to stimulate our stagnant economy. Look at little Waddington’s Bassmaster tournament and all the events happening. Methena had a chance and it looked barren out there even with all the new facilities paid for by the NY taxpayers. Not even a good little hotdog stand or clown making balloon animals. What a joke ! They say it brings in lot’s of money to the town ,but you must see something I don’t. Probably smoking marijuana ! It’s legal now ! Lol !!!!!
7/15/2021 4:57 PM
Last market I went to was Canton's and it was filled with soyboys and women with bad 50s haircuts wearing ankle strap sandals. There wasn't a farmer in the whole place. I thought something must be wrong with the vegetables these people were eating to cause this so I left without buying even a squash.
7/15/2021 1:44 PM
no time but they offer good deals.. bring back Trump
7/15/2021 12:15 PM
I can never make the farmers markets during the week but subscribe to a CSA every year
7/15/2021 9:50 AM
Your body needs these great foods.
7/15/2021 9:39 AM
So I can see Nicole Duve running for Family court judge. I mean helping Lesyk
7/14/2021 2:57 PM
Nothing but over priced crap
7/14/2021 2:33 PM
I find most of the stuff they sell at those Farmer’s Markets to be overpriced for items that aren’t always what they seem. Organically grown produce? Probably fertilized with human waste, like the Amish do. No thanks.
7/14/2021 8:49 AM
Only if lapdog Stefanik is present
7/14/2021 8:12 AM
I think their produce is over priced, they give coupons to seniors and the farmers take advantage of all because of it.
7/14/2021 7:05 AM
I love checking out the hippie chicks at farmer's markets.
7/13/2021 8:12 PM
way too expensive and most are crafts .
7/13/2021 6:40 PM
We walk to the Potsdam Farmers Market a couple times a month, and enjoy it a lot
7/13/2021 6:23 PM
I visit them infrequently. Usually I get there and realize I can the same amount of stuff cheaper at Aldi's. And, frankly I try to stay healthy and avoid most vegetables since most contain harmful antinutrients which destroy gut health.
7/13/2021 5:33 PM
Every week i go and buy the organic fruits & veggies, grown with no sprays. Also love the home made bread & doughnuts made with no preservatives. I used to visit the Amish stands until I saw the kids out there with their back pack sprayers, spraying who knows what kind of Monasanto cancer causing agents on everything in sight. I could smell the chemicals all the way to the road. Look at the plants, covered in some kind of white pesticide powder, no thanks.
7/13/2021 4:12 PM
I have noticed that some farmers are cheating and buying the produce at a low rate store and selling for home grown prices.
7/13/2021 3:06 PM
when you work full time, hard to visit markets during the week
7/13/2021 1:39 PM
I couldn't even tell you when or where a farmers market would be. I'ts impossible to partake in anything in this area during the summer between work and chores to get through the winter. Unless you were born into opportunity or take handouts you only exist with dirty hands and a sweaty brow during the farmers market.
7/13/2021 1:31 PM
May once a year. I'm much more likely to go to an Amish stand as they're open more, and have pretty good produce.
7/13/2021 11:46 AM
Just don't take the time
7/13/2021 10:33 AM
I would go to these more, however they need to be held on weekends in the local communities. Holding them during business hours does not allow people to get there.
7/13/2021 10:08 AM
Not many vendors. Need more selection.
7/13/2021 9:51 AM
I'd visit them more often If there were more of them around.
7/13/2021 9:37 AM
Weekly, I sell maple products at the Potsdam market.
7/13/2021 8:56 AM