Farmers Markets Up 16%

The USDA’s 2010 Farmers Market Directory lists 6132 Farmers Markets in the United States representing a 16% increase over 2009 market numbers.  The greatest increase was seen in the midwest.

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Some of the other findings:

  • Top 10 states with the most farmers markets: California (580), New York (461), Illinois (286), Michigan (271), Iowa (229), Massachusetts (227), Ohio (213), Wisconsin (204), Pennsylvania (203) and North Carolina (182); and
  • Top 10 states, by percentage, with market growth from 2009-2010: Missouri (77), Minnesota (61), Idaho (60), Michigan (60), Indiana (47), South Dakota (46), Arkansas (41), Washington (37), Ohio (36) and Oklahoma (31).

Farmers Markets

The 2010 National Farmers Market Directory results are being released as part of National Farmers Market Week declared by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack between Aug. 1-7, 2010.

Click here to access the USDA’s 2010 Farmers Market Directory.

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