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Farmers’ markets to be recognized

State agriculture officials and our governor have finally realized something we have know for a long time here – the importance of farmers markets.
Promoting a growing sector of the state’s agriculture economy, Gov. Sam Brownback proclaimed August as Farmers’ Market Month in Kansas and the week of August 5-10, as Farmers’ Market Week.
“Farmers’ markets provide consumers with access to fresh, local foods and connect them with the farmers who produce their food,” a statement from Kansas Department of Agriculture reads. Farmers’ markets keep money in local Kansas communities and provide additional marketing opportunities for small businesses.
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