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Gregoire declares Farmers’ Market week in state

 


The popularity of farmers markets continues to increase across the Evergreen State. Last year, shoppers made nearly 1.8 million trips, many of them repeat visits, to experience Washington’s 160 farmers markets to buy nutritious foods, including fresh, locally grown produce, meats, cheeses and specialty food products.

To recognize strong consumer and farmer support for the markets, Gov. Chris Gregoire, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and the Washington State Farmers Market Association (WSFMA) are celebrating Farmers Market Week in Washington Aug. 5-11.

“Washington’s farmers produce some of the best agricultural products around the world,” Gregoire said. “Fro...



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