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Report shows farmers' markets bring money to the local economy

Report shows farmers' markets bring money to the local economy

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The Elgin-based Texas Center for Local Food (TCLF) marks National Farmers’ Market Week (August 4 through 10 this year) with the release of their first Farmers’ Market Metrics Report. The initial report shows the six farmers’ markets in the region significantly bolster local and regional economies, support local businesses and cut food miles traveled by thousands of miles, while putting the healthiest food possible into the hands of local consumers. In the first six months of 2019, the six markets report a combined $3 million in total market sales. The Texas Center for Local Food is working in collaboration with the ...

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