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Virginia has enjoyed a tremendous growth in farmers’ markets over the past several years, growing from 88 markets in 2004 to nearly 200 presently. Today you can find a farmers’ market in rural and urban communities throughout the Commonwealth, providing economic opportunities and inspiring entrepreneurial endeavors. Often market vendors manage small acreages of diverse crops, from fruits, vegetables and herbs to chickens, eggs and honey. Farmers’ markets are at the heart of a community, a gathering spot for friends, an information hub to teach and learn new skills, form partnerships and expand knowledge about food and agriculture.
For more information contact:
Leanne DuBois, VDACS Office of Promotions
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Virginia Grown | 102 Governor Street | Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: 804.225.3663 | Fax: 804.371.7786