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There’s a database dedicated to helping you find a farmers market

Radishes and squash as seen at a Manatee County farmers market.
Radishes and squash as seen at a Manatee County farmers market. Provided photo

I’ve never been so happy to find a database.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture maintains a searchable directory for farmers markets across the U.S. Access the directory here.

The directory includes all markets with two or more farm vendors. It has the market’s name, city, state and a link to the website. It also includes a blurb about each market, including number of vendors, what products are offered, what forms of payment are accepted, whether there’s organic food available and if the market is indoor or outdoor.

So bookmark the directory page and next time you’re traveling, get a real taste of the city you’re visiting.

H/T to Jeremy Singer-Vine and his newsletter with a punny name, Data Is Plural. I get the newsletter every week and you should, too.

(And for all the developers out there, the farmers market data is also downloadable here).

Janelle O’Dea: 941-745-7095, @jayohday

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