farmers markets

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

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. The bottom two floors of a downtown parking garage, once home to the 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. Ted Spitzer, a national consultant who has helped plan new public markets...

California Leads Nation in Farmer's Markets

Aug 5, 2012
Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

The number of farmers markets in California has risen substantially. According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture survey, there are about 830 markets in the state. Thats up almost a hundred from last year. Kathleen Merrigan with the USDA says the economy and the demand for fresh, healthy food have caused a 10 percent increase in markets nationwide. We know that we need to grow the number of farmers in this country -with the aging of the American farmer- and one way to do that is to make sure...