Friday, September 28, 2012

{Local Roseville Fun} Denio's Scarecrow Festival & Parade :: Join the Festivities on October 20th! {PLUS Enter My $50 CASH Giveaway, Open Nationwide! Ends 10/14}


In my never ending quest to attempt to eat as natural and organic as possible, I'm thankful for the many farmers markets in my area. In fact, just a few miles away from me in Roseville, California is the largest farmers market in the Sacramento region! That's right! It's Denio's Farmers Market & Swap Meet where you will find an abundance of local produce, vendors, treasured finds and lots of amazing deals on everything you could ever imagine. They're family-owned and operated, and have been around for 65 years now.

To kick off the Fall season, join in the fun with the Denio’s Scarecrow Festival and Parade on October 20th from 10am-3pm. There will be craft vendors, a costume parade, a live scarecrow auction, a scarecrow contest, trick or treating, and a whole lot more! Proceeds benefit the Caring for Kids & Community so we can support our local, Roseville kids! I'm planning on going to this great family event, so I hope I run into some of you!

I recently had the opportunity to visit Denio's on a regular Saturday, something I haven't done in years! My hubby LOVES Denio's and visited most weekends with his mom when he was a kid. So, this was a welcome, long-awaited trip to Denio's and something we will for sure be doing often from here on out! The fruits and veggies were delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed taking home a few bags full of local, fresh produce.

 
Lately I've been trying to buy locally more often. In fact, I just signed up for a local CSA to have a big box of produce shipped to my door every other week. It's not everything I'll need so farmers markets like Denio's will still be visited frequently. For my family it's a start in the right direction to help my country, my state, and my city keep jobs IN AMERICA. So much of our produce is shipped in from other countries. Not only is that a big fat footprint on our planet, but also a lack of connection with where our food comes from and the relationship we should be establishing with our local farmers. It's so important to know WHERE our food comes from so we can make informed choices about what we decide to consume! So, my message to my readers today is to find your local farmers markets and small businesses and strive to support them as much as you can. 

A big thanks goes to Denio's Farmers Market & Swap Meet in Roseville, California for sponsoring this giveaway to promote buying from your local farmers markets!  

This giveaway was organized by The Reynolds Mom. Thank you to MaeGal, MontanaSolarCreations, Made In USA Challenge, Brittleby's Corner, and Your Thriving Family for also participating in this giveaway and sharing why buying local is important to you!
 
Win It!
Thanks to Denio's, one lucky winner will receive $50 CASH to support their local farmers market!!!
{Payable via PayPal}

This giveaway is open to residents of the US only who are 18 or older. One entrant per household allowed. Entries will only be allowed via the Rafflecopter form below. Good Luck!

Disclosure: I received monetary compensation to visit Denio's Roseville Farmers Market. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

33 comments:

Lisa Brown said...

I buy locally because it supports the community.

MANDY83 said...

I buy locally because the food is fresher and it supports local farmers and benefits my community.

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Kimberly said...

I like to support local businesses.
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Colleen Boudreau said...

to support local businesses.

Audra Weathers said...

I like to buy locally because it's fresher and I like to support the community.

jill24295 said...

I think when you buy locally it helps the people you interact with every day instead of some company that has no idea who you are.

Meghan Finley said...

i feel the food is fresher and I love helping the local community

Daniel M said...

fresher and hopefully exposed to less chemicals - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

amber said...

i like to buy locally to support local farmers and businesses

Amanda Jorjorian said...

I like to buy locally because it's fresher and supporting the local business.

CindyWindy2003 said...

because our community has lots of great farmers markets, its great to meet the people behind the product, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sherry Compton said...

I try to help out local businesses and my community

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Amanda said...

We don't have farmer's markets here so I buy as local as I can from our grocery store which is just a state chain (HEB) so most of the produce and their brand items are from Texas.
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Barbara Montag said...

I buy locally as much as possible.
I believe foods are more nutritious and I like supporting my town.
Thank you.

MommyMandi said...

I want the best nutrients and safest foods for my family.
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JLJMommy said...

Buying locally helps my local economy and gives me better tasting fresher fruits and vegtables!
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Elena said...

I buy locally to support local farmers

Chelsea said...

Because it tastes better!

Yvonne Woodstock said...

I buy locally bc I think it's healthier, fresher, supports my local community and is better for the environment with less transport etc.

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Sarah said...

It's fresher, healthier, and it's nice to buy from people I know and whose farms I've visited.

lulu said...

We buy locally to support the local farmers and community.

Maria said...

healthier and it supports our community!

Tiffany said...

Because I can get healthier food and we like to put money back into our community.

Erin Rok said...

I choose to buy locally because I know its fresh and not full of chemicals and things.

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Toystory said...

I like the freshness, it makes a difference in taste.
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Thomas Murphy said...

to support the community and its close to my home.
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Angie said...

I like knowing where my produce and dairy product come from. To hear the story behind it and the history of the farm or orchard makes me appreciate my food some much more

benz1171 said...

The produce is fresher.

Deanna G. said...

To support my community!


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Michal David said...

I buy locally because with this way i support those stores...:)

Michelle S. said...

I buy locally to support our community and I like to know where my produce is coming from.

Kate McBride said...

I buy locally to support the farmers and to et fresh food! :)

Kate McBride said...

I buy locally to support the farmers and to et fresh food! :)