National Farmer's Market Week was in early August and it was an ideal time to reflect on the impact farmer's markets have on the growth of small businesses.
First, dollars spent at farmer's markets have a strong impact on the local economy.
Plus, farmer's markets provide a unique local supply chain.
For example, Scratch and Peck Feeds in Burlington, Washington sells their organic feed to small businesses who then sell their eggs and meat at farmer's markets.
Steve Cohen, food policy and program manager for the City of Portland, notes that farmer's markets are an investment in social capital.
Citizens and farmers alike are very proud of this iconic market, which has received international acclaim as a model farmer's market and lynchpin of Portland's downtown core.
SAFM - owned and managed by the member farmer's markets
- promotes markets in Scotland, provides advice in establishing and developing new and existing markets, and represents markets to Government and other agencies.
Sarasota, FL, February 21, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Central Sarasota Farmer's Market at the Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI), is producing a new local marketplace where both consumers and vendors can grow together every Saturday.
The newly established Central Sarasota Farmer's Market has created a buzz around the Proctor and Beneva area of Sarasota Florida.
In fact, the location and the ease of access are some of the main reasons the founders decided to bring another farmer's market to the area.
The Central Sarasota Farmer's Market operates every Saturday from 8:00 A.M.