CINCINNATI — National Farmers Market Week starts Sunday and Findlay Market has customers covered all week long.
Started in 1999 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Farmers Market Week is meant to celebrate and support the markets and the support they give to communities. And this year's week is especially important in the age of COVID-19.
While some farmers have been hit hard financially during these times, others have seen a boom in business.
Toncia Chavez, owner of ETC Produce and Provisions, said before the pandemic, customers were buying, on average, six items at a time. Now, months into the health crisis, customers are buying three-times that amount.
"Being able to write all of the checks for all the farmers... just all the local people that I know that are fantastic," Chavez said.
During the week, Findlay Market will be highlighting the farmers and local producers from the Tri-State by showcasing the farmers on their social media pages. They will also be showing meals that can be made by using locally owned produce.