“Farmers’ markets are an important part of strong local and regional food systems that connect farmers with new customers and grow rural economies. In many areas, they are also expanding access to fresh, healthy food for people of all income levels,” Vilsack said. He also noted that the week recognizes the growth of these markets and their role in supporting both urban and rural communities. Throughout the week, USDA officials will celebrate at farmers’ market locations across the country.
USDA news release
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