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The farmer’s market in downtown Peoria this weekend will have more on display than the usual offering of fresh produce and artisan foods. The Peoria Riverfront Market says there will also be live music, face painting, and giveaways to include “I love Farmer’s Market” tattoos.

The hype coincides with National Farmers Market Week that runs Aug. 7-13. It recognizes the economic and public health benefits of the increasingly popular form of commerce.  

Growth of farmers markets presents challenges

Aug 6, 2013
Metro Centre

Farmers markets are a big hit in many parts of the country, and Illinois is no exception. The state’s number of markets has tripled over the past couple of decades. But all that growth presents challenges. Illinois Public Radio’s Mike Moen reports on how producers and customers are affected: