Poem: Why I Go (to the Ashland Growers Market)

Ashland Growers Market, downtown on summer Saturdays

Poem: Why I Go (to the Ashland Growers Market)

Why I Go

(to the Ashland Growers Market)

I go to the Growers Market
for the vibrant freshness of colorful vegetables
(and the radiant people)

I look forward to the Growers Market
for the flavorful fresh baked goods
(and the fresh heart-felt conversations).

I am happy to find at the Growers Market
humanely raised local meat
(even though I don’t eat it).

I am stimulated at the Growers Market
by creative craftspeople and chefs
(a place to find gifts unique).

The local Growers Market uplifts our community
from being passive consumers 
of industrial packaged food
to being active participants 
in the hands-on, co-created
circle of life.

(Poem written by Peter Finkle, 2022)

Ashland Growers Market, funny sign
I love this sign I saw several years ago at the Ashland Growers Market. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2018)

CLICK HERE for my other poem about the Growers Market.

  • Lori Conners
    Posted at 23:18h, 20 October Reply

    Hi Peter,
    That’s a great poem, and the sign is cute! Love it

  • Sharon Laskos
    Posted at 20:10h, 12 May Reply

    Thank you Peter!

  • Tammi Mendels
    Posted at 10:00h, 11 May Reply

    You are funny!! eat your vegetables!!

  • Andrea Good
    Posted at 08:47h, 11 May Reply

    Nice poem! (I don’t eat meat either. I love the sign from my head tomatoes!

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