Friday, May 28, 2010

2010 Farmers Market Guide

A new handout from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will help consumers find local farmers markets.

The 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Market Guide is available by calling the Department of Agriculture at 717-787-6041, or by visiting their website and searching for "farm market."

The guide also discloses which farm markets participate in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program. That program helps seniors and low-income families buy fresh produce by supplying them with $20 in vouchers.

Local farming has thrived in recent years. In 2003, there were about 900 farm markets. That number has since grown to more than 1,200.

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