Deadline to be Listed in the 2010 Directory of Farmers Markets Approaching

Posted on 04/30/2010 at 12:00 AM by Christa Hartsook

Farmers markets are an integral part of the urban/farm linkage and have continued to rise in popularity, due to the growing consumer trend in obtaining fresh products directly from the farm and building a relationship with the grower. Farmers markets allow consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce, enables farmers the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with their customers, and cultivate consumer loyalty with the farmers who grows the produce. Direct marketing of farm products through farmers markets continues to be an important sales outlet for agricultural producers nationwide. Today, there are nearly 5,300 farmers markets operating throughout the nation.

Do you direct market farm products through farmers markets? Make sure your market is listed in the 2010 national directory. The deadline to register your market is May 14. If you aren't currently selling through a farmers market and would like to, find a farmers market near you!

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