Arkansas Farmers Market Week

Farmers Market - Searcy

Governor Hutchinson has proclaimed August 5-11 as Arkansas Farmers Market Week to highlight the important benefits that farmers markets provide to Arkansas’s agricultural producers, consumers, and communities. Farmers market managers, partners, leaders, and stakeholders will gather at the State Capitol today for an official presentation of the proclamation by Governor Hutchinson.

“More than 100 Arkansas farmers markets are important outlets for agricultural producers, connecting them to consumers who are increasingly more interested in investing in locally sourced products,” says Governor Hutchinson, who has just wrapped up a second annual Agriculture Tour with agriculture operations and communities across southwest counties. “We proudly join in a week of celebrating the role agriculture and farmers markets play in strengthening our communities, and in keeping our residents healthy.   MORE

 

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