By Jennie Melvin
URA and Main Street 

Notes from town square: National Farmers Market Week


This week is National Farmers Market Week. On June 10, the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture declared Aug. 2-8, National Farmers Market Week. The U. S. Department of Agriculture recognizes the myriad benefits of farmers markets for producers and consumers and is committed to support the continued success of farmers markets through grants, technical assistance and more.

Farmers markets are important outlets for agricultural producers nationwide, providing them with increased opportunities to meet consumer demand for a variety of fresh, affordable, convenient and healt...

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