Happy National Farmers Market Week!

If you ate today, are wearing clothes or have a home, thank a farmer.

This year, August 7 through August 13 is Farmers Market week.

As farmers market shoppers have long known, buying food directly from the folks who grew it is a great way to add freshness and flavor to your table and more fruits and vegetables to your diet.

But locally grown food is not only good for your taste buds, it creates jobs, keeps money in local economies, promotes community development and can reduce environmental and public health costs.

If you want to find your nearest market, check out the USDA Farmers Market Directory online.

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