Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Morning at the Farmer's Market

This morning, First Lady Dianne Bentley made a trip to the Farmer's Market in Montgomery. It is important to the Governor and First Lady to support Alabama food and Alabama people. Although they have their own garden behind the Mansion with tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini, and other vegetables, there are still some crops that she likes to buy. Mrs. Bentley spoke to all of the vendors about their products and is appreciative that they are willing to work so hard to provide great produce for the state.

The First Lady has been going to this particular market since she was a child. She remembers arriving early on Saturday mornings with her parents so they would have the best pick of crops. After leaving, she would spend the remainder of the afternoon shelling peas. Although most booths offer shelled peas and shucked corn today, the same great taste and quality remain.

Be sure you support your local farmers. There are markets located throughout Alabama.

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