Contact: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, firstname.lastname@example.org
COLLEGE STATION –Texas AgriLife Extension Service helped folks all over the state learn how to grow vegetables for sale in local farmers markets. National Farmers Market Week is begins Aug. 5.
There was a 9.6 percent increase nationally over last year’s count, according to U.S. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan in a news conference Aug. 3.
There are 164 Texas Farmers Markets named in the USDA directory at http://search.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets/
Here are some contacts for localizing the status of farmers markets nationwide.
- Texas MarketMaker – directory of locally-grown produce, other products. http://bit.ly/MhR8MU Contact Dr. Marco Palma, 979.845.5284, email@example.com; Dr. Mark Waller, 979-845-1751, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Study shows there’s money in small-acreage vegetable production – http://bit.ly/RhR4De
- Small Acreage Horticultural Crops Guide, http://bit.ly/NeK5oZ