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Stacy Miller

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For Farmers, Farmers Market Week Celebrations Clouded With Concern and Confusion Over Looming New Food Safety Rules

(19) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 7:55 PM

This Sunday marked the beginning of National Farmers Market Week, a hallmark first crowned by USDA in 2000, when the number of known farmers markets was 2,863. Since then, the tally has grown by more than 180 percent.

Grassroots commitments to invest in local agriculture have been...

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A Prologue to the (Non)Challenge of Eating In

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2010 | 9:11 PM

In an official capacity, I should be waxing poetic about farmers markets here. Indeed, there is an unexpected bounty of winter fare to be found among the frozen-digited, woolen-capped, ever-smiling producers at the growing number of year-round open-air farmers markets. As the number of U.S. farmers...

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To Market, To Market! Farmers Markets Should Make Some Noise During National Farmers Market Week

(1) Comments | Posted July 28, 2009 | 5:54 PM

Next week, (August 2-8) is National Farmers Market Week as proclaimed by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and the nation's 4,800 farmers markets have a lot to celebrate!

The USDA started recognizing National Farmers Market Week in 2000, and since then the number of markets listed in the USDA official...

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