farmers markets http://kvpr.org en Fresno to Explore Possibility of Downtown 'Public Market' in Former Gottschalks Building http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-explore-possibility-downtown-public-market-former-gottschalks-building <p>A national expert on public markets toured Fresno today to explore the potential of creating a year-round indoor market for the valley’s agricultural and prepared food products.&nbsp;</p><p>The bottom two floors of a downtown parking garage, once home to the&nbsp;Gottschalks department store, could become the home of a new indoor public market for produce, baked goods and other food items, according to officials with the city of Fresno.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:53:31 +0000 Joe Moore 9146 at http://kvpr.org Fresno to Explore Possibility of Downtown 'Public Market' in Former Gottschalks Building California Leads Nation in Farmer's Markets http://kvpr.org/post/california-leads-nation-farmers-markets <p>The number of farmer&rsquo;s markets in California has risen substantially. According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture survey, there are about 830 markets in the state. That&rsquo;s up almost a hundred from last year.</p><p>Kathleen Merrigan with the USDA says the economy and the demand for fresh, healthy food have caused a 10 percent increase in markets nationwide.</p> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 22:31:15 +0000 Bob Moffit 1637 at http://kvpr.org California Leads Nation in Farmer's Markets