Your neighborhood farmers market will be bursting with locally grown produce throughout the summer and early fall. Fruits, veggies and flowers are abundant and buying directly from the source is a great way to support your local community. Below are some of the best cross stitch patterns around the internet that celebrate the local farmers market and all the goodies they supply.
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Let's Get Fruity
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a farmers market? If you are like most, you will say fruit and veggies. Seasonal fruit, ready to eat right at purchase are abundant at the market. Peaches, strawberries and apples are just a few yummy natural treats that you will find. Depending on your area, you may have a specific fruit that is a local treat during a certain time of year. Galaborn Patterns has the prettiest Apple Pattern that is reminiscent of a Scandinavian design. It will look very cute in a kitchen or on an apron. Pair it with other Scan decor for fun whimsical style. You can purchase this pattern as well as other at the Etsy shop.
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Eat Your Veggies
Veggies are another main staple at the your local farmers market. In season fresh vegetables are the best. You can wash them off and eat them right at the market or take them home and cook them in your favorite dish. There are so many ways to eat your veggies; you can fry, bake, grill or steam them. Steamed veggies are angry veggies and they may be the best of all, just ask Nerdy Little Stitcher. Her pattern for Steamed Veggies is a fun play on words. This is another pattern that would look great in a kitchen or maybe a greenhouse. Don't forget to check out other awesome veggie patterns from Nerdy Little Stitcher!
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Local honey is good for you. It is sweetened by flowers in your area and there has been research that it can help with allergies. It is a great alternative to processed sugar. Let's hear it for the bee's and the honey they produce! Be like a big poppy bear and enjoy a little honey with every meal. The Daily Cross Stitch has the cutest bear and honey pattern. It is an easy stitch and perfect for beginners. You can also stitch this for your honey as a little love token. You can add "I love you" or "You're my honey" to the bottom of the pattern. The Daily Cross Stitch has so many patterns and some are free for one day. Check out all of their patterns on their website.
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Go To Market
The story of the farmers market may seem like a simple one but it is a lot of hard work. It takes patience and determination to grow food. 123 Cross Stitch celebrates the farmers market with the pattern Told in a Garden Farmers Market. This pattern shows everything you can find at the market. You will see fruits, veggies, meats, quilts and other household items. You will wish that you could climb into this cross stitch to visit the vendors. This pattern also highlights where the food and goods come from. It pays homage to the local farmer and those who sell quality handmade goods. You can see this pattern on the 123 Cross Stitch website. You can also purchase all of the floss and fabric for this pattern.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Nothing says summer like a sweet slice of fresh watermelon. The best ones are at local street stands and farmers market. Everything Cross Stitch has this pattern featuring a Fresh Melon for purchase on their site. Celebrate the season with some stitchy watermelon fun.
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Eat Well, Feel Well
If you eat well, you will feel well. It is just common sense. Farmers markets are the best place to find fresh direct from the farm food that will make you feel amazing, both by eating it and by supporting local farms. The Daily Cross Stitch offers this pattern for free for a limited time, or you can join the club and get it free any day of the week.
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Farmers Market Veggies
NeedleArts Farmers Market's pattern celebrates fresh foods with their Vegetable Sampler. This would be a wonderful gift to your favorite farmer. It would also look great in a kitchen or a greenhouse. You can purchase the pattern and supplies on their website.
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Free Cross Sttich Patterns to Print offers this free Veggie Sampler cross stitch pattern for download. You can stitch it up together as a sampler or individually for coasters and small wall hangings. The also have other farm fresh inspired cross stitch patterns for free on their website.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Fruit of the Month
You don't need to wait for your monthly dose of cute fruit when you stitch up The Frosted Pumpkin's Fruit of the Month cross stitch pattern. You can cross stitch as an entire sampler or individually. These little guys would look great on tea towels, aprons or just hanging on your wall.
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Happy fruit is good fruit and good fruit comes from the farmers market. Happy Stitch shares their Happy Fruit patter for free on their website. They also have it's twin, Happy Veggies. You can stitch both patterns up on towels or hang on your wall as a sampler.
Visiting your local farmers market is an excellent way to support your local farmer and eat good locally grown food. It is a win-win situation all the way around. Stitch up one of these fun patterns for your favorite farmer and show them the cross stitch love you have for what they do. Who knows, you might even be able to work out a little trade.Cross stitch for good food! Whatever you choose to do, stitching your local food love is a good thing.