National Farmers Market Week [August 1-7, 2010]

The Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture has proclaimed the week of August 1-7, 2010 as National Farmers Market Week.

Thousands of American Farmers’ Markets across the United States offer affordable and healthful products sold directly from the farm.  These markets provide locally produced fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, eggs, breads, cheeses and much more directly to consumers.

Farmers’ Markets revitalize local communities, support family farms and increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for children and families.  Supporting local farmers’ markets puts money in the pocket of our farmers and in our community.

Support your local Farmers’ Market next week and every week!  Read 10 Reasons to Shop at a Farmers’ Market and 10 Things to Remember When Shopping at Farmers’ Markets for more information.

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