|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