Farmers markets proliferate

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Farmers markets proliferate

Consumers seek out local food options
Linda Sullivan looks over produce from an Oregon, Wis., farmer at the Dane County Farmers Market in Madison, Wis. The number of farmers markets around the country has more than doubled during the last decade, according to federal statistics.
Sweet sugar snaps are for sale at a farmers market in Fresno, Calif. Farmers markets have grown like tomatoes in summer during the last five years, with an increasingly food savvy public pushing their numbers up more than 60 percent to 7,175 today.

Farmers markets proliferate

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Linda Sullivan looks over produce from an Oregon, Wis., farmer at the Dane County Farmers Market in Madison, Wis. The number of farmers markets around the country has more than doubled during the last decade, according to federal statistics.
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Sweet sugar snaps are for sale at a farmers market in Fresno, Calif. Farmers markets have grown like tomatoes in summer during the last five years, with an increasingly food savvy public pushing their numbers up more than 60 percent to 7,175 today.
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