By Kelli Steele 10:35am, January 28, 2014 - Updated 9:08pm, January 28, 2014Farmers’ markets in the First State set a new sales record in 2013, with shoppers buying more than 2 million in fresh produce and other goods.
Gov. Markell and Agriculture Secretary Ed Kee announced the news at an annual farmers’ market managers’ meeting in Dover, praising their work and the work of the many growers and producers who sell at the markets.
"The great news is that's an economic piece for farmers and especially for small farmers, not exclusively for small farmers but a lot of small farmers sell through the farmers market," Kee told our sister station Delaware 105.9.
Gov. Markell says this record-setting year is a perfect example of what can happen when communities, business and government work together to increase economic opportunities and strengthen our neighborhoods; he says the markets offer Delaware’s best farm-fresh products to consumers and create vibrant gathering spots in our towns and cities.
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