Buy local. Eat local. That's the theme of National Farmer's Market Week. Southern Kentucky farmers are reminding people why they should join in the effort.
"It's just a way to cut out the middle man. The consumer can get the product directly from the producer, and it allows the producer to get an idea of what the consumers want," said Travis Coleman of Coleman Bros. Farm.
Knowing what consumers want is what keeps some farmer's market customers coming back for more.
"I like to support our farms in Warren county, and others counties as a matter of fact, because that is the backbone of America," said customer Jolene Rush.
Local farmer's markets aren't the only places you can buy local produce. Restaurants like these are bringing them right to your table.
"I would much rather have tomatoes that were picked that day, coming fresh from the farm come and hit the table, instead of tomatoes that were maybe picked a week ago," said Home Cafe Joshua Poling
It's kind of like a butterfly effect. Buyers and farmers help each other until the best quality product finally reaches your table.
"I help support them, and their families, and their businesses. Then every Saturday when the market's over, I know at about one or two o'clock, we're going to have a restaurant full of farmers market vendors. So they definitely help support me just as much as i support them," said Poling.