The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) is joining Farmers Markets across the country to celebrate National Farmer’s Market Week August 1-7, 2021.
In the midst of a global pandemic, Farmers’ Markets, like all other small businesses, have innovated to keep doing business for farmers and the communities that depend on them. Market managers have been at the forefront of tailoring quick fixes and innovations to protect staff, customers and the community. Farmers’ markets and local food systems have clearly shown the resilience of short supply chains and interest in local foods has increased nationwide. Now Farmers’ Markets are poised to enter another year of building resilience in our community and bringing people together.
National Farmers’ Market Week is an annual celebration of farmers’ markets coordinated by the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), a non-profit, member-based organization that supports farmers’ markets nationwide through training , technical assistance and networking.
This year, the campaign focuses on the essential role farmers’ markets play in our local food systems and in building local resilience in communities as hubs of connection. âOver the past year, farmers’ market operators have gone to great lengths to keep their markets open and protect their communities,â said Ben Feldman, executive director of the Farmers Market Coalition.