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Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week!

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us at the market to celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week! You can pose in our veggie photo booth (and be entered to win a rooster tote bag if you use the hashtag #ILoveTXFarmers), get a temporarily tattooed, join our Market Chef Maggie Perkins for a seasonal chef demo and learn more about how the dollars you spend at our markets go directly to supporting local, sustainable agriculture. We hope to see you there!

Interested in learning a bit before you show up to the celebration? Check out these facts from Farmers Market Coalition:

Farmers Markets…

  • Preserve America’s rural livelihoods and farmland. Farmers markets provide one of the only low-barrier entry points for beginning farmers, allowing them to start small, test the market, and grow their businesses.
  • Stimulate local economies. Growers selling locally create 13 full time farm operator jobs per $1 million in revenue earned. Those that do not sell locally create 3.
  • Increase access to fresh, nutritious food. Several studies have found lower prices for conventional and organic produce at farmers markets than at supermarkets. Due to this and other factors, 52% more SNAP households shop at farmers markets and from direct marketing farmers today than in 2011.
  • Support healthy communities. Farmers market vendors educate their shoppers. Four out of five farmers selling at markets discuss farming practices with their customers, and three in five discuss nutrition and how to prepare food.
  • Promote sustainability. Three out of every four farmers selling at farmers markets say they use practices consistent with organic standards.


Details

Date:
August 6
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

TFM at Mueller

4550 Mueller Blvd.

Austin,

TX

78723

United States

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