Every farmers market is different, and not every farm is right for every one. Learn what you can and consider these factors when deciding where to sell.
As the number of farmers’ markets across the country grows, so does the variety in what and how they sell. These tips from successful markets will help yours from getting lost in the crowd.
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 […]
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 […]
Chesapeake Chesapeake Farmers Market Chesapeake City ParkChesapeake, VA firstname.lastname@example.orgCovered: NoOpen Year-Round: No Norfolk Five Points Community Farm Markets2500 Church St.Norfolk, VA email@example.comCovered: NoOpen Year-Round: Yes Richmond 17th Street Farmers Market17th and Main Streets Richmond, VA firstname.lastname@example.orgCovered: NoOpen Year-Round: No Virginia Beach Virginia Beach Farmers Market3640 Dam Neck Road Virginia Beach, VA 23453757-385-4395FarmMKT@vbgov.comCovered: YesOpen Year-Round: Yes