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7:48 am
Fri February 4, 2011

Winter farmer's markets on the rise in Northeast

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Farmers markets have seen huge growth in the past three decades. They give consumers access to local food, sometimes at a lower price. And farmers can sell without a middleman getting a cut. Now, some markets run through the entire winter. As part of a collaboration with Northeast stations, WNPR's Nancy Cohen reports the number of winter-long markets have doubled, tripled, even quadrupled in some states.


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