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Farm to Plate – Featured farmer June 28

This week’s featured farmer at the market is David Ernst. He likes to stay in the background, but we have pulled him out because without his efforts and cooperation, we wouldn’t have had all the wonderful items for our chefs to cook!  David is 5th generation farmer and runs a certified organic mixed vegetable farm on a portion of his family’s farm in Shelby. He is the market manager at the Shelby Farmers’ Market, but you can also get his products at several area farmers markets, including the Carrousel District Farmers’ Market, and Alta’s Farmer’s Market. He’s passionate about farming and the importance of buying local, because as he says, “When you buy local, you support your friends, your neighbors and your community…it’s like investing in yourself.”