Community Farmers Market - La Tierra Prometida


Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Farmers Market

Community Farmers Market - La Tierra Prometida

A Farmers Market initiated by La Tierra Prometida, Inc (LTP), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing transitional housing for chronic homeless. The Community Farmers Market (CFM) in Aguadilla, allows LTP to raise funds to support the programs and creates an opportunity for the participants to practice occupational and agricultural skills acquired by the workshops. The Community Farmers Market is held the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, from 9am to 1pm.

Why shop at the Community Farmer's Market?

  • Freshness with a few exceptions, produce is brought to the market the same day or within a day of picking. That's fresh! Fresh products are crisp, have good textures, and taste better.
  • Flavor Fruits and produce are picked when ripe, not before. Ripened on the tree or vine adds significantly to flavor.
  • Variety Farmers bring many different varieties of just about every product. Variety provides a great healthy way to enrich ones life.
  • Can talk to the farmer This is really an advantage. Since the person you buy the product from is the farmer, or his/her employee, you can ask anything about the product, for example, where it as grown, what variety it is, if the product was sprayed, and cooking suggestions.
  • Enjoy visiting with others At farmers' markets you always see people talking to one another. They are having a good time.
  • Supporting the local community Each table is used by a different vendor. By shopping at farmers' market you are supporting your community operated by local vendors.
  • Reducing the carbon footprint Distance produce travels from farm to you via a grocery store is often greater than 1000 miles. Transport to and storage at the store often requires refrigeration and these result in carbon dioxide emissions. Buying at a farmers' market results in less carbon dioxide emissions.
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    Listing last updated on Mar 13, 2012

    La Tierra Prometida bakes home made artisan breads and provides fresh vegetables. How fresh are the vegetables? They're grown hydroponically, just a few feet from the market and they're harvested just a few hours before the market starts, at about 9 am.

    How fresh is the bread? Mine was warm to the touch. And truth be told: it is very good. We bought 3 loaves and one of them didn't make it home. The loaf we devoured was a whole wheat loaf with different varieties of seeds.



    Schedule and Location:

    The Community Farmers Market is held the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, from 9am to 1pm. The Market is at 467 st km 1.9 Barrio Camaseyes, Aguadilla



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