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Farmers' Markets of the Heartland (Heartland Foodways) Reviews

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Pros: great introduction to some of the most passionate farmers in the Midwest

Cons: only focuses on the Midwest, incomplete listing of farmer's markets (althoug expected as there are too many to list

In the past 2 decades it seems that farmer's markets have made a rebound.  According to the USDA, in 1994 they were aware of approximately1,775 farmer's markets operating in the US.  By 2010 that number had jumped to over 6,000.  It seems that Americans are starting to rediscover the the joys, and convenience of purchasing foodstuffs from local farmers, ranchers and producers.  Here, in Wisconsin, almost every town now supports at least 1 or 2 farmer's markets during the summer.  Some are small, new start ups with just a handful of vendors while others, such as the Dane County Farmer's Market, in Madison, WI has been around for years, attracts hundreds of...
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