Farmers Markets Move Online

Image courtesy of iStockphoto/Thinkstock The rise in popularity of farmers markets has been a boon for farmers and consumers alike. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there were 7,175 farmers markets operating throughout the country by mid-2011, a 17 percent increase over 2010. And the trend shows no signs of slowing down. But the […]

Winter Farmers Markets Catch On

Courtesy Be Local Northern Colorado/Dan Bihn The more than 40 vendors at the winter farmers markets in Fort Collins, Colo., sell products like meats, wine and cider, cheese, baked goods, coffee, and crafts. It’s around this time of year that farmers markets shut their doors until the spring, but across the country, some farmers markets […]