Monday, December 10, 2012
Just in from Washington
Spike in Winter Farmers’ Markets
Washington--The United States Department of Agriculture announced this week that the number of winter markets listed in its National Farmers Market Directory has increased 52 percent, from 1,225 in 2011 to 1,864 in 2012. Winter markets now account for roughly 24 percent of the 7,865 farmers markets listed in the USDA national directory. Markets operating at least once between November and March are considered winter farmers’ markets.
The 2012 top 10 states for winter farmers’ markets are: California with 284; New York with 196; Florida with 105; Maryland with 70; Texas with 63; North Carolina with 62; Massachusetts with 59; Pennsylvania with 58; Georgia with 55; and Virginia with 53.
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