Saturday, August 04, 2012

7,864 and growing!

Hilde border=If you haven’t made it to a farmers market yet this summer, this week’s your week!

In celebration of National Farmers Market Week, August 5th-11th, markets across the nation will be hosting fun activities such as cooking demos, pie contests and games for the whole family.

And from the looks of US Department of Agriculture’s just released National Farmers Market Directory, you are better positioned than ever to find a farmers market close to home!

The online directory lists 7,864 markets across the country, a 9.6% increase since just last year. Considering there were only 2,863 markets listed in 2000, there’s much to celebrate in the coming week.

Farmers markets are a wonderful way to support local family farmers and to access fresh, healthy foods. So venture out, enjoy a market near you and let us know what delicious bounty awaits!

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