|The glory of Tierra Farm products at Patriot Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Mkt
At Down to Earth Farmers Markets, we curate our markets with both regional farmers AND food entrepreneurs. Our founding principle for recruiting vendors is – and will always be – local. For the growers, this is a clear cut path: all of our farmers travel “to the market and back in a day.”
With the food entrepreneurs who create artisanal products, the vetting process looks at the sourcing of their ingredients. We want to offer shoppers a wide variety of products at our markets, but not all of the products in demand can be found in the Northeast. So the question becomes: Where do the ingredients come from?
We embrace small food companies that have a strong connection to the source of their ingredients. We also promote vendors who create products with a culinary history; for example, Kontoulis Olive Oil comes from a vineyard in Greece, planted by the family three generations ago.
In the next two weeks at three area Down to Earth Farmers Markets, we’re going to celebrate these added-values behind our food entrepreneurs. We’re teaming up with Tierra Farm’s coffee roasters to invite shoppers to a “Fair Trade Coffee Break”. At each event, Tierra Farm will discuss their commitment to fair trade sourcing for their locally-roasted nuts and coffees, while offering samples of their amazi