Farmer’s Market Sees No Change With Food Inflation

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – Vendors at the Nashville Road Community Farmer’s Market said that while food prices have risen in stores, they have remained the same for most of the market.

Since food is grown and purchased locally, inflation has had no real effect on costs.

“Everything you buy at the grocery store is commodity-based. So prices go up and down, that’s how the market is,” said Bill Lewis, co-owner of Stoney Creek Farm, “The price doesn’t really go up and down depending on how we sell it, because all of our prices are fixed.”

Lewis added that fuel and corn prices can fluctuate, but many farmers will absorb that cost rather than raise commodity prices.

The market also has several programs to help combat food insecurity as prices continue to rise.

“We take big red dollars for students and can double up to $5,” explained volunteer Alexis Erskine, “If you’re on SNAP or EBT benefits, we can double up to $20.”

Erskine added that the money can be used for all food items in the market, including meat and dairy products.

“We know food prices are going to rise and it’s already difficult to get quality food into people’s hands,” Erskine said. “So we’ve created programs that can help people through this time.”

The Farmer’s Market is open year-round, Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 2319 Nashville Road.

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