Farmer's Market Good
by Michael Mark & Tom Chapin
2011 HCD Music & The Last Music Co. (ASCAP)

It's early morning, not quite four.
The farmer's up and out the door.
On little farms all through the state
They're loading bushel, box and crate.
And while you're sleeping safe and sound
The farmer's driving to your town.
Bringing fresh-grown, fresh-picked
Food your way as the sun wakes up the day.
At the Farmer's Market close to home
All the food you'll find there is locally grown.
Like a farm once a week in your neighborhood
It's Farmer's Market good.

And in the park, some local gents
Set up the tables and some tents.
The little trucks come rolling in
And soon the market can begin.
Flowers straight from the flowerbed
And some fragrant, still-warm bread.
Fruits and veggies of every shape and size
And delicious home-baked pies.
At the Farmer's Market close to home
All the food you'll find there is locally grown.
Like a farm once a week in your neighborhood
It's Farmer's Market good.

Good for your breakfast, good for your lunch,
Good for your dinner too.
Good for the farmer, good for the family,
Best of all good for you.

The market changes every week
Depending what crop's at it's peak.
First there's rhubarb, lettuce, peas,
Then spinach and strawberries.
And local peaches are so nice
And watermelon by the slice,
Heirloom tomatoes, corn so tall
And apples in the fall.

Good for your breakfast, good for your lunch,
Good for your dinner too.
Good for the farmer, good for the family,
Best of all good for you.

So if it's still a bit too hard
To try and till your whole backyard,
There is a place right down the street
Where all your savvy neighbors meet.
And like the seeds that the farmers sow
Your whole community will grow,
'Cause beside all the best that the farmer sends,
You'll find a brand new crop of friends.

At the Farmer's Market close to home
All the food you'll find there is locally grown.
Like a farm once a week
In your neighborhood
It's Farmer's Market, Farmer's Market,
Good for the farmer, good for your family,
Farmer's Market good!


This song appears on Tom Chapin's Give PEAS A Chance CD.

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