In Pennsylvania, farmers markets offer opportunity to producers and communities

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From USDA Blog

August 17, 2012 -- Joani Walsh, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs commends The Food Trust's farmers' market program.

"Pennsylvania is among the country's top ten states represented in the USDA's National Farmers Market Directory. I recently completed a trip through the Fruit Belt to the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia to see how USDA's support of farmers market development is impacting communities and helping farmers across the Keystone State.

"Clark Park and The Food Trust, which operates 26 markets in Philadelphia, both play a critical role in the city's initiative to expand access to healthy food while also expanding economic opportunities for area farmers."

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