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Farmers Markets Keep Growing

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Touch the Soil News #620

If you are planning to be an urban farmer or a market gardener, the number of potential sales outlets keep growing. According to the USDA, the nation had 8,669 farmers markets in 2016. The USDA also has a data base of all the farmers markets you can access:

https://www.ams.usda.gov/local-food-directories/farmersmarkets

On average, since 1994, the nation has added over 300 new farmers markets every year. Following is an info-graphic that illustrates the growth in farmers market numbers:

Farmers Market Growth

Following is a short video clip on the new year starting off with a big bang at a farmers market in Florida:

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