More than 8,100 farmers' markets nationwide; number has tripled since 2000

"Farmers markets are spreading as well--there are more than 8,100 nationwide, nearly triple the number in 2000. In 2008...107,000 farms sold $4.8 billion worth of products, with less than 20 percent of sales taking place at farmers markets." p.22

Arun Gupta, “It's Time to Stand Up to the Food Industry and Take Pleasure in Buying and Cooking and Eating Real Food,” Yes! 68 (Winter 2014): 22..

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