farmers-market-produce.jpgOn September 17th, 2009, a Fresh Farm Market will open by the White House in Washington, D.C.– just weeks after President Barack Obama wished for a market during his national forum on health care.

Recognized as a benefit for farmers, consumers and ultimately the health of the community, the growth of farmers markets has been slow and steady.

In 1994, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recognized 1,755 fresh produce markets across the United States. Now, there are more than 4,685.

(Continue reading at Ode magazine)


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