WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has proclaimed the week of August 7-13, 2022, as National Farmers Market Week in recognition of the role farmers markets play in making more nutritious food available to local communities. Now in its 23rd year, National Farmers Market Week celebrates the essential contributions of farmers markets to communities, food systems, and local economies.
USDA encourages Americans nationwide to visit a Local Farmers Market near you where you can find fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and other regional products while supporting the local economy. At your local market, you might also be able to eat fresh cooked food, listen to live music, and learn new recipes.
Share pictures, videos, and stories of your market trip using #NationalFarmersMarketWeek and tell the world about the best part of the market you visited.
Throughout the week, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will be featuring content on the AMS Twitter account and also posting to the USDA blog. Additional National Farmers Market Resources are available from the Farmers Market Coalition.