Columbia Farmers Market

the farmers behind the market

Next Market Date: 
September 25
 
8:00 AM
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12:00 PM

Bluebird Grove: Natural growing practices produce delicious results

Bluebird Grove customers can’t get enough of Juliet Bedell’s exceptional produce and flowers. She has supplied the market with a variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers since 2018.

Juliet’s days consist of taking care of her family, dogs, chickens, plants, and indulging in the joy of art. Her farm, located in Pilot Grove, prioritizes natural growing practices and the importance of putting nutrients back into the soil.

“I am fortunate to have part-time work with a flexible schedule to help me supplement my farm and art interests. I am able to spend time on the farm early in the morning and later in the afternoon. It’s a tricky balance to make all this happen, but I am grateful and committed to making it all happen.”

Despite being a one-farmer operation, Juliet brings a variety of produce to the market each Saturday: lettuce, kale, mixed greens, peppers, swiss chard, turnips, radish, carrots, celery, cilantro, parsley, onions, and tomatoes.

While at market, she enjoys interacting with the customers and staff.

“I appreciate Columbia Farmers Market’s commitment to supporting a healthy lifestyle through promoting locally grown and made products. I enjoy growing and providing fresh produce for my family and the community.”

Reasons to buy local are many. “When buying local, I feel that the produce has a vitality and freshness of nutrients that are beneficial to our health.”

Juliet loves all of her products, but she is particularly fond of the scallions. “I put them on salads, potatoes, tacos, and soups. I feel like I could use them on everything.”

“When buying local, I feel that the produce has a vitality and freshness of nutrients that are beneficial to our health."
-Juliet Bedell
Columbia Farmers Market

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