Farmers Market Directory Open For UpdateMon, 18 Apr 2011 16:48:47 CDT
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has begun the process for updating the USDA National Farmers Market Directory, the official count of the nation's farmers markets. For the first time this year, the directory will also track farmers markets with multiple locations and operating days. The directory will also be periodically updated over the summer as farmers market managers continue to submit their listings to USDA's database. The complete directory will be released in time for National Farmers Market Week, August 7-13.
According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, - the USDA National Farmers Market Directory not only counts, lists and maps the country's more than 6,100 farmers markets, it is also a fantastic resource for those interested in local food production, small producer success, and public policy about regional food systems. In addition to helping people find the closest farmers market, the farmers markets listed in this directory are included in maps, mobile apps and other stats.
All of the information in the directory relies on input from farmers market managers in the field. The managers can update their market listings here.
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