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How does shopping at a farmers market help my local economy?
Farmers markets generate business, and business creates jobs. A 2011 Economic Research Service report found that fruit and vegetable farms selling into local and regional markets employ 13 fulltime workers per $1 million in revenue earned, for a total of 61,000 jobs in 2008. Comparatively, fruit and vegetable farms that are not selling locally employed only three full-time workers per $1 million in revenue.
Farmers markets also bring business to neighboring stores and communities where the market is located. Spending money at farmers markets keeps your money in circulation within the local community, preserving and creating local jobs. This is very different from many major grocery stores where a large percentage of sales leave the community, and possibly even the state or the region.
Support your farmers, artisans, and your community at the Dublin Farmers' Market!
Our vendors for Wednesday, September 12th include:
Hirsch Fruit Farm
GoldenLife Dog Food
Oink Moo Cluck
Weed Knob Acres
Wayward Seed Farm
Dan the Baker
SaraBee Pure Honey
Blue Jacket Dairy
Lucky Cat Bakery
Pies by the Pie Man
Speckled Hen Farm
Jam-Tastic Homemade Jams
R.A.W. Real and Wonderful
The Brown and Blond Bakery
Join us every Wednesday, May through September from 3:30-6:30PM!
Dublin Farmers' Market at Oakland Nursery
4261 West Dublin Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017
For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at the market!
Information from FarmersMarketCoalition.org.