(WSAZ Photo / Grover Tadlock)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- This week some of our local farmers are being honored for their fresh veggies, fruit and plants.
Monday kicked off National Farmer's Market Week In West Virginia.
Customers can stop by the Capitol Market in Charleston this week to sample and purchase homegrown fruits, vegetables and roasted corn. They can also view a working beehive as part of the celebration.
Audrey Rowe with the US Department of Argaculture says farmers markets are becoming more popular because people want their food
"I think people want to know where their food is coming from, know your farmers, know your food. It's reintroducing the idea of fresh fruits and vegetables that you can prepare yourself," Rowe said.
Eleanor Ringel, of St. Albans, drives past several grocery stores to shop at the Farmer's Market because she wants to support local farmers. She also says the food tastes better.
"This is grandson Christopher who is 4 and he says he is a leaf eater so he loves vegetables so he loves to come to the Farmer's Market, not just for the ice cream," Ringel said.
Events are planned throughout the week.