This week’s celebration of farmers markets week (August 7 -13) is a good reason for you to come to market. The Farmers Market Coalition reminds you that farmer’s markets are:
- Good for your health
- Good for your community
- Good for the economy
A farmers market operates multiple times per year and is organized for the purpose of facilitating personal connections that create mutual benefits for local farmers, shoppers, and communities. To fulfill that objective, farmers markets define the term local, regularly communicate that definition to the public, and implement rules/guidelines of operation that ensure that the farmers market consists principally of farms selling directly to the public products that the farms have produced.
“The number of farmers markets in the United States grew 17% between 2010 and 2011, to Read the rest of this entry »