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Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
 
Farmers Markets and Direct-to-Consumer Marketing  
Farmers markets are an integral part of the urban/farm linkage and have continued to rise in popularity, mostly due to the growing consumer interest in obtaining fresh products directly from the farm. 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. As of National Farmers Market Week, (the first full week in August), there were 8,144 farmers markets listed in USDA’s National Farmers Market Directory. This is a 3.6 percent increase from 2012.

 

 
National Farmers Market Week August 4-10, 2013

 

 

 

Find a Farmers Market Near You

 
The USDA National Farmers Market Directory, maintained by AMS Marketing Services, is designed to provide members of the public with convenient access to information about U.S. farmers market locations, directions, operating times, product offerings, and accepted forms of payment. Market information included in the Directory is voluntary and self-reported to AMS by market managers, representatives from State farmers market agencies and associations, and other key market personnel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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SUMMER MARKET
Location: USDA parking lot, corner of 12th Street & Independence Avenue, S.W.
Dates: Every Friday starting June 7th and ending November 22nd
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

 
WINTER MARKET
Location: 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. South Building
Date: Starting Wednesday, December 4, 2013 through May 21, 2014
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
(Government ID required to access building)

 

 

 
Resources
 
  Farmers Market Coalition  
 
  WIC: Women, Infants, and Children  
 
  SFMNP: Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program  
 
 
  Last Modified Date: 01/09/2014