Farmers’ Markets Help Low-Income Families

Taylor Hillman Consumer News, General

12-10-farmers-marketA food studies professor says farmers’ markets help low-income families get access to fresh produce.

Farmer’s Markets and Low-Income Families

California leads the nation in farmers’ markets. Just about anywhere you live in the state, you can find a farmers market relatively nearby on a weekly basis year round. And that’s good news when it comes to Californian’s health, especially for low-income families. Professor of food studies Carolyn Dimitri says farmers’ markets are a part of the solution to helping low-income families eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.

Here are some resources for finding a farmers’ market near you.

USDA National Farmers’ Market Directory

California Farmers’ Markets Association

California Certified Farmers’ Market

Southern California Farmers’ Markets