National Farmers Market Week

National Farmers Market Week was last
week, August 1st-7th.  We may have missed the observance, but it’s never too late to discuss how farmers markets add value to the community! 

Farmers Markets offer many benefits. For one, they make fresh, healthy, affordable produce available to local neighborhoods and communities. Here are additional Farmers Markets benefits from the USDA National Farmers Market Week Proclamation

  • Produce is sold directly from the farm in its freshest possible state,
  • Access to fresh fruits and vegetables for children and families is increased,
  • Local and regional food systems are helped in development, and
  • Consumers have the opportunity to interact with farmers. 

Luckily, Chatham County is home to many Farmers Markets.  Information about each of them can be found on their websites. 

Fearrington Farmers Market- http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/chatham/ag/SustAg/fearrington.html 

Pittsboro Farmers Market- http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/chatham/ag/SustAg/pittsboro.html

Siler City Farmers Market- http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/chatham/ag/SustAg/silercitymarket.html 

Carolina Brewery Farmers Market- http://www.carolinabrewery.com/downloads/cb_farmersmkt_app.pdf 

For additional information on other local Farmers Markets in the Triangle area, please go to: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/chatham/ag/SustAg/otherareamarkets.html.

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