Farm Credit East celebrates the bounty of farm fresh produce available in the Northeast during National Farmers’ Market Week, which takes place August 5 through 11. The more than 1,600 farmers’ markets across the Northeast provide an important link between farms and consumers, both in rural and urban communities. Farm Credit East encourages consumers to show their support of the agriculture community through their purchases from local farmers’ markets and roadside stands.
This is the time of year when local fruits, vegetables and other farm products are in abundance in the Northeast. Farmers’ markets are an important channel for producers to provide local, fresh and affordable farm products to consumers.
If you’re unsure of where to find the nearest farmers’ market, roadside stand or other retail farm operation, visit Farm Credit East’s Farm Fresh Guide at FarmCreditEast.com/FarmFreshGuide for a listing of resources to find locations throughout Farm Credit East’s seven-state territory of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.
For more information on the farmers’ market trend over the past two decades, and their importance in connecting consumers with their food source, visit FarmCreditEast.com/KnowledgeExchange for a recent Knowledge Exchange Partner article on this topic.