A boom in national farmer's markets

According to the USDA, over 1,000 local farmers markets have opened this year across the nation. The number of farmers markets nationwide has doubled since 2004, growing to a total of 7,175.Paula Rogo, "Fruitful Gains For Farmers Markets," Reuters, Aug. 23, 2011. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/23/us-food-markets-idUSTRE77M2PW2... (accessed February 3, 2012).

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