5 Ways America's Farmers' Markets Have Evolved
Farmers' markets everywhere have undergone big changes in recent years. Read the full article: http://civileats.com/2015/08/05/5-ways-americas-farmers-markets-have-evolved/
- 1.They're no longer the primary way to sell local foodFarmers are using new and different models like food hubs to sell to restaurants, grocery stores, institutions, and schools.
- 2.They're using more technologyMany markets now have robust social media communities, and more farmers than ever utilize Facebook and Twitter to inform followers when and where they'll be selling their products.
- 3.They're becoming more accessibleToday there is a more concerted effort to make fresh, local food accessible to all Americans, regardless of income.
- 4.They're offering more educationMarkets in many cities provide a trove of information for customers on their websites—from recipes, seasonality charts, and calendars, to information about farmers' growing practices, to food storage tips.
- 5.Now more than ever, they help build communityFarmers' markets connect neighbors to producers in a unique way.