News Herald Staff Writer

In favor of luscious fresh food, better nutrition, and spurring the local economy while interacting with your neighbors? Forward-thinking citizens in Scio and Hopedale are hoping folks in Harrison County say yes and will buy-in (or perhaps we should say bite-in) to the idea of local Farmers’ Markets.

Their idea is supported by Sarah Cross, Agriculture and Natural Resource Educator for the area, who explains, “Farmers’ markets provide an excellent opportunity for people to support local farmers and/or producers. Producing and consuming food on a local level is important on so many levels. If you shop at the local farmers’ market, you are most likely supporting the local economy, your health, community, and the environment.”

Scio’s market will open June 15. It is held at the United Methodist Church and is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information or directions, call 740-945-4951.

Hopedale’s market will open June 22. It is held in the Fire Hall lot and is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information or directions, call 740-314-2001.

More information on the Farmer’s Markets can be found in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.