local farms

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The Saturday farmer’s market in downtown Peoria is celebrating National Farmers Market Week. There will be special attractions including live music and giveaways to highlight the economic and public health benefits of the increasingly popular form of commerce.


Food hubs helping struggling farms

Jul 18, 2013
Sean Powers / Harvest Public Media

“Food hubs” are popping up across the country. These food processing and distribution centers make it easier for restaurants, grocery stores, and others to buy local food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says there are more than 220 of them in 40 states plus the District of Columbia.