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It's National Farmers Market Week here in the U.S. through August 13, as good a time as any to remind you of the thousands of great local markets supplying fresh, in-season produce grown by family farmers.
In fact, the USDA says more than 1,000 new farmers markets popped up around America last year, bringing the total in the 2011 National Farmers Market Directory to 7,175 — a 17 percent jump over last year.
Shoppers looking for the market nearest them can check out the USDA's national directory by clicking here.
There's also the directory of markets, CSA's and farms over at Local Harvest.
You can find all of TakePart's stories about America's great farmers markets here.
And in case you need some pointers on how to pick some of the best produce that's in season at farmers markets right now, don't miss TakePart's recent guide on everything from Apricots to Watermelon. More
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