"In thousands of communities across the country this summer, farmers markets are more than simply a place to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables. They are hubs for information and home to thousands of innovative partnerships that teach skills and expand knowledge about food, health, and agriculture.
United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack proclaimed August 5-11, 2012 as National Farmers Market Week. The Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening farmers markets, is honoring the first day of Farmers Market Week by highlighting innovative community education efforts taking place at many of the nation’s more than 7,800 farmers markets." - www.Farmersmarketcoalition.org , Posted August 1, 2012
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