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August 5, 2014

U.S. Farmer's Market Directory

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From Smithsonian.com: "Though the idea of a place where farmers can sell their wares is hardly revolutionary, the local farmer's market has seen a boom that's raised it from hipster/yuppie food trend to integral part of the urban and suburban cityscape. Twenty years ago, a mere 1,755 farmers' markets were scattered across the country. Since then farmers' markets have seen fruitful growth. On Saturday, USDA came out with its latest round of stats and revealed that over the past five years the number of farmers’ markets in the United States has jumped from 4,685 in 2008 to 8,268 in 2014; that's a 76 percent hike."

Everything you ever wanted to know about farmers' markets is right here.

August 5, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink


Comments

If you ever frequent the local markets, get to know the vendors,

enjoy the fruits (and vegetables, etc.) of your travels,

you will nostalgic when they close for the season.

Posted by: JoePeach | Aug 6, 2014 5:36:08 PM

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