|Media Advisory: Agriculture Deputy Secretary Merrigan to Announce Results of 2012 USDA Farmers Market Directory|
|News Releases - Agribusiness|
|Written by USDA Office of Communications|
|Monday, 06 August 2012 07:59|
National Farmers Market Week Begins August 5
WASHINGTON-August 2, 2012-Tomorrow, Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan will announce the latest findings from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2012 National Farmers Market Directory. Each year the annual report shows the total number reported of farmers markets operating throughout the United States. Last year, USDA reported that 7,175 markets were operating across the country. Also, Merrigan will announce this year’s top ten states reporting farmers market growth. This announcement launches National Farmers Market Week which is August 5-11.
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