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Local food was worth $8.7 billion to farmers last year.

The Agriculture Department commissioned a survey to get a handle on the economic impact of the local food industry. The results are in: More than 167,000 farms across the U.S. sold produce, milk, and meat directly to shoppers in 2015.

The largest chunk of sales – about 40 percent – came from local schools, hospitals and wholesalers.

Food: Farmers' Markets

May 17, 2013
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This is the time of the year when my thoughts turn to gardening.

It’s all about what I want to eat… not so much about the actual work of planting, weeding, tending and harvest. I pore over seed catalogs, plan, order and fantasize. It’s really mainly about the fantasizing. I am definitely not thinking about weeding when I place my orders!

Law Creates Farmers' Market Registry

Apr 24, 2013

Kansas agriculture officials say a new law taking effect in July will help a growing number of farmers' markets across the state.

Farmers' Markets

May 6, 2011

This is the time of the year when my thoughts turn to gardening.  It’s all about what I want to eat…not so much about the actual work of planting, weeding, tending, and harvest.  I pore over seed catalogs, plan, order, and fantasize.  It’s really mainly about the fantasizing. I am definitely not thinking about weeding when I place my orders!