Aug 5, 2013 at 9:14 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed this week as “Farmers Market Week” in Minnesota to celebrate the benefits of farmers markets and the agricultural products farmers provide.
The popularity of farmers markets has increased, in part, because of the interest in healthier foods and lifestyles, and an increased understanding of the importance of maintaining small, sustainable farms.
Local farmers are able to offer consumers a variety of products including heirloom vegetables, heritage breeds of livestock, and other specialty products.
Minnesota Grown spokesman Paul Hugunin says more than 160 farmers markets are found in the Minnesota Grown Directory. Copies of that directory are available at KNSI.
Many farmers markets throughout the state are hosting special events during Farmers Market Week. Contact your local farmers market to find out more or find farmers market locations in the online version of the Minnesota Grown Directory at www.minnesotagrown.com.
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