How Carlisle Farmers Market Cope up with the Pandemic

Hand sanitizers were also made available to shoppers in the market and they were encouraged to carry out cashless transactions. Another aspect of Carlisle’s 2020 Farmers Market is that shoppers had the choice of pre-ordering their products by contacting vendors before the event. The reopening of the market went along smoothly and successfully, and local producers were able to sell their fresh produce to customers without a significant health concern.

The 2020 lockdown posed a huge challenge to small businesses and dedicated farmers who are responsible for producing the fresh and high-quality products for the market. During the lockdown, Carlisle Farmers Market facilitated deliveries locally to cater to those individuals and families who for one reason or another could not go to the supermarkets. The public showed a lot of generous support during the lockdown. When the restrictions started to ease up, Carlisle Farmers Market was delighted to welcome back their loyal patrons to the marketplace. Carlisle Farmers Market implemented various systems to ensure that everyone at the market was safe. Over a 2 week period during the crisis, Carlisle Farmers Market put in place an online order and delivery system that was very useful. The pandemic highlighted some key areas that need improvement such as delivery networks. However, things slowly began to return back to normal with the easing of restrictions, and farmers and small businesses were delighted to return to the market and offer their splendid food produce to locals, thus boosting food security in the region during a period of high economic uncertainty.

Luckily things are getting better in America and around the world. Although it will be a while before the economy is anywhere near normal, there is much to be grateful for. Hopefully, the Summer and Fall of 2021 will be better than that of 2020. Through the various systems adapted during the difficult times presented by the COVID19 pandemic, Carlisle Farmers Market has proved that it is responsive to the needs of the local people, both the sellers and the traders. As the lockdown set in, the Market found a way to get the fresh goods from the producers to the consumers. When the restrictions eased down, Carlisle Farmers Market welcomed its patrons with open arms and established various mechanisms to ensure that traders and shoppers went about their business without significant health concerns. Although business at the Carlisle Farmers Market in 2020 has not been like anything witnessed before, it was quite commendable given the situation. The quick response of the market has ensured local shoppers get essential food products and local farmers an opportunity to earn their livelihood. As things begin to smoothen up, we should expect that next summer traders and shoppers will be able to interact freely like they do in normal circumstances. One thing remains fairly certain, Carlisle Farmers Market will adapt itself to whatever opportunity presents itself, and will continue to serve the people of Carlisle.…

The Summer Season’s Harvest and Products

The summer season features products more or less similar to those available during the fall season. Some of the vegetables you can expect to find at Carlisle Farmers Market include lettuce, onions, peas, mushrooms, parsnips, pumpkins, radishes, salad greens, rutabaga, shallots, summer squash, spinach, sweet potatoes, sweet peppers, zucchini, turnips, tomatoes, swiss chard, arugula, broccoli, beets, carrots, cabbage, collards, Chinese greens, cucumber, sweet corn, dry beans, garlic, eggplant, green onions, green beans, hot peppers, leeks, and kale. Fruits available during summer include blueberries, blackberries, cherries, cantaloupes, currants, nectarines, grapes, watermelons, strawberries, raspberries, plums, pears, peaches. Processed products include teas, soap, preserves, honey, dried fruits, coffee, cider, bread, and baked goods. Daily products available during summer include cheese, goat cheese, and eggs. The specialty items available during summer include seeds, plants, gourds, and firewood. Summer is also a great time to visit Carlisle Farmers Market if you would like to purchase some flowers and dried or fresh herbs. Sprouts are also available during this time.

Indulge your palates in Black Brook Farm’s hot and delicious breakfast wrap of sauteed fresh veggies and eggs, or tea and coffee from E and L Enterprises. Sweet Vision Patisserie also offers a wonderful selection of savories and pastries. Carlisle Farmers Market also offers a complimentary juice that is quite good. Customers can snack on granola and donuts, doll clothes, browse the crafts, sit and have a conversation with friends about their most recent adventures.

In 2019, Carlisle Farmers Market opened on 1st June running through to 26th October at Wycoff Heating and Cooling on 95 Highway 5. There were about fifteen to twenty vendors on the roaster and an average of ten to fifteen vendors on average per week. At Carlisle Market, vendors do not show up at a similar time, sometimes vendors go to the market and set up their booths as they wait for their products to follow. One of the new offerings in 2019 was cooking lessons, where attendees got the opportunity to learn how to grill vegetables. Goodhue also had plans to provide Dutch oven cooking classes. The market had plenty of jams, cakes, pies, Tupperware, woodworkers, and crafters.

With the advent of the COVID19 pandemic, 2020 presented a challenge for Carlisle Farmers Market. However, Carlisle Farmers Market resumed on 4th July at Carlisle City Center. This became possible after the government lifted restrictions allowing the re-opening of outdoor markets. The reopening of Carlisle Farmers Market vendors to bring their freshly produced goods to the market where they could then carry out trade with customers. Given the unique situation presented by COVID19, the market operation was very different from how it has been conducted in previous years. A variety of measures were put in place to ensure the safety of both vendors and shoppers. Some of the measures taken to make the market a safe place included social distancing by increasing the distance between stalls, and a one-way system around the market’s perimeter.…

Enjoy the Always Fresh Local Produce at Carlisle Farmers Market

Carlisle Farmers Market is a place for local crafters and farmers, focusing on Carlisle family gardens and small farms. The market takes place on Saturdays from 8 am to 12 pm, from July through August. Carlisle Farmers Market features a delightful selection of fresh products including several handcrafted products, eggs, honey, cheese, fruit, fudge, plants, and baked goods among others. Parking is available on Rt 225 at Kimball’s Ice cream stand, or across from FMA Alliance. The mission of Carlisle Market is to make locally-grown, fresh vegetables and fruits, and other local produce accessible, while bringing together local vendors, visitors, neighbors, and families. Carlisle Farmers Market strives to establish a direct link between the consumer and producer, promote local businesses and farmers while having a great time. Carlisle Farmers Market works together with Double Up Food Bucks, and the low-income nutrition assistance program in Iowa, and is a member of Iowa’s Women, Infants, and Children Nutritional Program.

Do you enjoy locally grown, freshly picked, incredibly tasty, reasonably priced fruits and vegetables in the best peak season? Are you an avid ice cream fan? If you are, a visit to Carlisle Market is one of the best ways to spend your Saturday morning.

Do you consider yourself a Locavore? You will be delighted by the locally grown fruits and vegetables from the Carlisle community farm at Foss Farm and Carlisle farmers, alongside other products, crafts, eggs, fudge, home-baked treats and bread, and honey. You will find several delightful vegetables for your homemade dishes. Meet local farmers and explore local cheese, sweet and savory baked products, pesto, salsa, honey, cider, and fudge. The market also features a selection of items from craftsmen such as antique furniture, knit items, jewelry, plants, flowers, and much more. One of the things you should not miss out on during your trip to Carlisle Farmers Market is Kimball’s delicious ice cream.

Carlisle Farmers Market primarily focuses on local food, eggs, and honey. The vendors are quite hospitable and friendly and make for delightful company. It is a great place to enjoy what the area has to offer and meet new people. The products and foods at Carlisle Farmers Market are of the highest quality, and you will be anything but disappointed when you purchase something at the market.

The Market is usually open during fall and summer. There are a variety of vegetables, fruits, dairy products, processed products, herbs, flowers, and specialty items. Vegetables on offer during the Fall season include arugula, broccoli, beets, carrots, cabbage, collards, Chinese greens, cucumber, sweet corn, dry beans, garlic, eggplant, green onions, green beans, hot peppers, leeks kale, lettuce, onions, peas, mushrooms, parsnips, pumpkins, radishes, salad greens, rutabaga, shallots, summer squash, spinach, sweet potatoes, sweet peppers, zucchini, turnips, tomatoes, and swiss chard. Fruits available at Carlisle Farmers Market during the fall season include watermelons, raspberries, plums, pears, peaches, nectarines, cantaloupes, apricots, and apples. Dairy products include cheese, goat cheese, and eggs. Processed products include teas, soap, preserves, honey, dried fruits, coffee, cider, bread, and baked goods. The market also features dried and fresh herbs and fresh flowers during the fall season. Specialty products on offer include seeds, plants, gourds, and firewood.…