I have been attending the Hastings Farmer's Market for years and find the people wonderful. The participants have a wide variety of produce, plants, and farm-related products. Although my yearly garden is large and diverse, I always find something different and delicious. As a community, it is our duty to support the local family farm, and the Hastings Farmer's Market is just one option. I encourage all Barry County residents, or visitors, to attend this weekly event on the courthouse lawn, Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.