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Merrigan releases farmers’ market directory showing growth

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan on Friday released the latest edition of The National Farmers Market Directory and announced that the number of markets listed had grown by 9.6 percent.

The self-reported directory identifies 7,864 markets, up from 7,175 last year.

USDA officials will visit farmers markets around the country this week to commemorate National Farmers Market Week.