May NKYmapLAB Farmers Markets

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06-06-2016 11:30 AM

May NKYmapLAB Farmers Markets

Farmer’s Markets of NKY

In partnership with the Northern Kentucky Health Department, this project explores the Farmer’s Markets of Northern Kentucky, along with the vendors participating at each market (as available).

According to the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension, the trend to visit farmers markets is on the rise.  It seems to be fueled by consumer interest, the farmers’ desire to make more money, and growing community awareness of the role of farming, and local food systems.

Farmers markets are great for small farm producers, who are unable to participate or compete effectively in larger wholesale channels. As consumers learn to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their diet, the farmers market will increase the probability of repeat sales.

These markets offer quality products and on-farm experiences. They include greenhouses, garden centers, agriculture tourism, festivals, pick-your-own, wholesale, roadside stands, community supported agriculture, and farmers markets. These places are becoming destinations that provide fun for the whole family. Local farmers markets allow farmers additional economic profits while strengthening community and farm-to-table concepts.

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