The USDA has declared that August 3-9 is National Farmers Market Week, which enters into its 15th year of showing support and promoting local farmers markets on a national scale. The Farmers Market Coalition  is an organization that works to strengthen farmers markets for the good of farmers, consumers, and communities and they’ve created some educational content that show why it’s so important to support farmers markets in your backyards. Below is their great infographic we wanted to share with our readers since it makes quite a few valid points for why supporting your local farmers market is important to your local community.

Do you have a favorite farmers market near you? If not, the USDA has a handy search tool where you can look for the closest farmers markets in your area.

Click on the graphic and see the facts for yourself!
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And be sure to visit your local farmers market!