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Friday, August 12, 2016

National Farmers Market Week

National Farmers Market Week
From August 7th through 13th, communities across the country will celebrate their local farmers markets during National Farmers Market Week. The impact of these farmer-to-consumer transactions is greater than it appears on the surface. Now more than ever, farmers markets serve as anchors across American communities, positively influencing community health and wealth. Markets result in more viable regional economies and local farm businesses, increased access to fresh, nutritious food, and stronger social networks that help keep communities healthy.
By the beginning of 2016, there were more than 8,500 farmers markets in the U.S—that is 50% more than just five years ago. As these markets become more established, they offer more services and benefits to their communities. The Farmers Market Coalition hopes you will help us celebrate National Farmers Market Week by visiting your local market and spreading the word that markets are growing in impact.

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