Want the statistics on the American Farmers Markets? We tell you how many are in each state, and what they sell nationally by percentage.
In his paper Home Grown: The Case for Local Food in a Global Market, Brian Halweil says our food choices have “landscape-shaping and climate-changing implications” and insists the best way to reinvigorate the local food economy is to shop at our farmers’ market. He believes we should build our meals around seasonally available food for taste, for traceability, and for our community’s food self-reliance.
We wholeheartedly agree. We promote eating seasonally, and believe that it is important to purchase our food the local American farmers’ market.
American Farmers Markets Info
Here is a quick snapshot of which states have the most farmers markets, and the kind of products you might see in the stands.
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Find a farmers market in your area.
Visit the USDA National Farmers Market Directory to search for an American farmers market by location, products, and payment (including SNAP).
Want more? See our ultimate guide to shopping at the farmers’ market.
Whether you’ve been to the local farmers’ market a couple of times or you’re interested visiting for the first time, we have tips and tricks on how to navigate the stands, find the best produce and the best price as well as ideas to make the day stress-free, fun, and something you’ll want to do on a regular basis.
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