Why We Celebrate National Farmers Market Week August 4-10

Seattle District Office  -  August 7, 2019

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National Farmer's Market Week August 4-10, 2019 #FarmersMarketWeek

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week at a Market Near You

If you’re shopping at a farmers market this summer, you’re likely enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables that are the end results of a season of hard work. You may also be supporting a business that’s just getting started.

Entrepreneurs often use their local farm stand as their first entry into the marketplace – with a low barrier to entry, new farmers and food entrepreneurs can start small and showcase new products. And success there can be the seed that sprouts into something bigger.

Farmers markets aren't just a great place for small business to start, they also have a major impact on our economy. Growers selling locally create 13 jobs per $1 million in revenue. 

Celebrate by visiting a Farmers market near you. Read more about how the SBA supports farmers markets on the SBA blog:

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