National Farmers’ Markets Directory Released


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The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the 2010 National Farmers' Market Directory lists 6,132 operational farmers markets, representing 16 percent growth over 2009 when the agency reported 5,274. The 2010 National Farmers' Market Directory results is being released as part of National Farmers' Market Week, Aug. 1-7, 2010. "Seeing such continued strong growth in the number of U.S. farmers markets indicates that regional food systems can provide great economic, social and health benefits to communities across the country," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The USDA National Farmers' Market Directory can be found at http://farmersmarkets.usda.gov. Farmers' markets can be searched by state, county, zip code and participation in federal nutrition assistance programs.

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