Celebrate Farmer’s Market Week with Southern SAWG
To celebrate, they have pulled together and interesting set of resources:
In a recent newsletter, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition shared some encouraging market statistics:
Farmers markets are growing—Today there are about 8,500 farmers markets in the U.S. That’s 180% growth since 2006!
Farmers markets help farmers start businesses and stay in business—16% of farmers selling at farmers markets are under 35 and 43% have farmed for less than 10 years.
Farmers markets stimulate local economies—Growers selling locally create 13 full-time jobs per $1 million in revenue earned.