Curious about the farmer’s market rise in America? Learn about how growing & homesteading has increased the popularity of farmers’ markets in America. Here are some statistics and benefits they have to offer.
Farmer’s Market Rise In America
The farmers’ markets have gone a long way. Not only is it a great place for farmers to sell their fresh produce, but it’s also very beneficial to consumers. Just imagine having access to fresh and nutritious produce at the same time, you’re helping the local economy. If you really want to see the statistics yourself? Just read this infographic. It will help you appreciate what it does for farmers and consumers alike.
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Thanks to Fix.com for this informative infographic.
Benefits of Farmers’ Markets
- Allows access to fresh nutritious foods
- Supports Local Economy
- Encourages Healthy Communities
- Good for the Enviroment (Reduces “FOOD MILES”)
States With Most Farmers’ Markets
Total annual sales at U.S. farmers’ markets are estimated at $1 billion.
- California (759)
- New York (637)
- Illinois (336)
- Michigan (331)
- Ohio (300)
Growth in Farmers’ Markets
The number of farmers’ markets in the U.S. grew by almost 500% in the past twenty years!
- 1995 – about 2000
- 2005 – about 4000
- 2010 – about 6000
- 2015 – over 8000
USA Seasonal Produce Guide
Broccoli, Asparagus, Mushrooms, Pea Pods, Rhubarb, Mango, Artichokes, Oranges, Lettuces, Pineapple
Tomatoes, Strawberries, Apricots, Blueberries, Okra, Pepers, Beans, Figs, Peaches, Watermelon, Cucumber, Cherries
Swiss Chard, Squash, Brussel Sprouts, Ginger, Pumpkings, Apples, Grapes, Pomegranate, Cauliflower, Cranberries
Collard Greens, Tangerines, Chestnuts, Turnips, Red Banana, Kale, Oranges, Grapefruit, Sweet Potatoes, Leeks, Dates
Click for more: Seasonal Produce Guide
So what do you think? Were you one of the people who contributed to its growth? Share your thoughts below in the comments!
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