National Farmer's Market Week was in early August and it was an ideal time to reflect on the impact farmer's markets have on the growth of small businesses.
According to the Farmer's Market Coalition, for every $100 spent at a farmer's market, 62 percent stays in the local economy.
Steve Cohen, food policy and program manager for the City of Portland, notes that farmer's markets
are an investment in social capital.
Meanwhile, last Friday the first farmer's market
to be held in Welshpool saw Montgomeryshire AM, Mick Bates set out his own stall.
Since 1992, the Farmer's Market Nutritional Program (FMNP) has been filling the gap in WIC food packages left by fruits and vegetables.
For 57 percent of these WIC participants, it was the first time they had ever visited a farmer's market, and 80 percent ate more fresh produce year round as a result.
* Wenatchee Valley Farmer's Market
Cooking Demo with Ruth Leslie 10 am-noon
Sarasota, FL, February 21, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Central Sarasota Farmer's Market at the Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI), is producing a new local marketplace where both consumers and vendors can grow together every Saturday.
The newly established Central Sarasota Farmer's Market has created a buzz around the Proctor and Beneva area of Sarasota Florida.
The indoor farmer's market
is next to Eugene Saturday Market's Holiday Market, where local artists sell handcrafted gifts.
Peoria, IL, June 02, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Celebrating its 35th anniversary the Peoria Farmer's Market
returns to Metro Centre starting this Saturday June 2, 2012.
WATAUGA FARMER'S MARKET
Where Located in the Horn in the West Amphitheater parking lot near Daniel Boone Native Gardens and Boone Park-Boone When: Saturdays May-October and Wednesday July-August from 8 am-noon Contact: Peggy Stubbs 828-264-2008 firstname.lastname@example.org
Watauga Farmer's Market
Where: Located in the Horn in the West Amphitheater parking lot near Daniel Boone Native Gardens and Boone Park-Boone When: Saturdays 7am--noon Contact: Peggy Stubbs 828-264-2008, email@example.com
SAFM - owned and managed by the member farmer's markets
- promotes markets in Scotland, provides advice in establishing and developing new and existing markets, and represents markets to Government and other agencies.