According to results released this month in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2011 National Farmers Market Directory, more than 1000 new Farmers Markets have opened across the country since the 2010 Market Directory was released. That is an impressive increase of 17% in one year. Some states enjoyed an increase of more than 30%. Certainly, with the economy continuing in its stagnation, people are looking for ways to save on their grocery bill. Farmers Markets allow us to do that by cutting out one or two middle-men, and sometimes we get to buy directly from the local farmer!
For more information, read the USDA News Release, or search for Farmers Markets in your area.
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