The USDA National Farmers Market Directory will track farmers markets with multiple locations and operating days for the first time this year.
“The USDA National Farmers Market Directory not only counts, lists and maps the country’s more than 6,100 farmers markets, it is also a fantastic resource for those interested in local food production, small producer success, and public policy about regional food systems,” says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “In addition to helping people find the closest farmers market, the farmers markets listed in this directory are included in maps, mobile apps and other stats. We hope that all managers ensure their markets are included so that no farmers market misses out on this opportunity.”
All of the information in the directory relies on input from farmers market managers in the field. USDA urges all market managers to update their listings in time for the summer farmers market season. Farmers market managers can update their market listings at www.usdadirectoryupdate.com. Growers with a presence at farmers markets should encourage managers to update their listings.