Directory Lists Local Farmers' Markets

USDA website finds local farmers’ markets increase in nation as locavores search for healthy foods.

| November/December 2012

  • Farmers' Markets
    Farmers' markets are becoming more popular every year.
    Photo By Wiedemann

  • Farmers' Markets

The National Farmers Market Directory, a database maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, notes a 9.6 percent increase in the number of farmers’ markets in the country.

The directory lists 7,864 markets in operation. The self-reported data is provided voluntarily by farmers’ market managers.

“Farmers’ markets are a critical ingredient to our nation’s food system,” says Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan. “These outlets provide benefits not only to the farmers looking for important income opportunities, but also to the communities looking for fresh, healthy foods. The directory is an online tool that helps connect farmers and consumers, communities and businesses around the country.”

The top five states in the directory are California with 827 markets, New York with 647, Massachusetts with 313, Michigan with 311 markets and Wisconsin with 298.

Users of the USDA National Farmers Market Directory can search for markets based on location, available products, and types of payment accepted.

Live The Good Life with GRIT!

Grit JulAug 2016At GRIT, we have a tradition of respecting the land that sustains rural America. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing to GRIT through our automatic renewal savings plan. By paying now with a credit card, you save an additional $6 and get 6 issues of GRIT for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of GRIT for just $22.95!

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds