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Think Healthy Thursday: USDA National Farmers Market Directory

I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of summer and fall is the farmer’s market. Not only do I love the fresh produce, baked goods, and crafts, but there’s just something about the atmosphere that makes me feel good inside. My friend and I always share new ones we find, and we try to hit as many different ones as possible throughout the season.

This is much easier when using the USDA National Farmers Market Directory. It is designed to deliver information about farmers markets all across the country, 7,864 to be exact.

Search by state or by zip code and take a look at all of the results. Not only does the directory offer information about dates, time, and location, it gets as specific as what products are offered and what forms of payment are accepted.

It’s one of the most convenient tools I’ve used in a while. With National Farm to School month coming up in October, it also serves as a great resource for parents and educators to bring the farm to school lessons to life. How about a field trip?

The image below is a screen shot example of the information provided about each farmers market.  You can see it includes the address, directions, contact info, schedule, number of vendors, whether or not they have organic offerings, market products, and accepted forms of payment.

 

If you know of any resources to help celebrate National Farm to School Month, please add them in the comment area below.

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