In honor of National Farmers’ Market Week, Farm Credit East recently contributed $25,000 in small grants to 86 farmers’ markets across the Northeast. Farm Credit East recognizes that farmers’ markets are an important channel for many of the region’s producers to distribute farm fresh produce to both rural and urban consumers, especially in the summer months when fresh produce is in season.
To celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week, taking place August 4-10, Farm Credit East encourages everyone to show their support of agricultural businesses by buying produce from local farmers’ markets and roadside stands.
For a list of resources to find locations in your area, visit Farm Credit East’s Farm Fresh Guide at FarmCreditEast.com/FarmFreshGuide. The guide covers Farm Credit East’s seven-state territory of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.