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/
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    They're no longer the primary way to sell local food
    Farmers are using new and different models like food hubs to sell to restaurants, grocery stores, institutions, and schools.
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    They're using more technology
    Many 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.
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    They're becoming more accessible
    Today there is a more concerted effort to make fresh, local food accessible to all Americans, regardless of income.
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    They're offering more education
    Markets 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.
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    Now more than ever, they help build community
    Farmers' markets connect neighbors to producers in a unique way.