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Tag: Know Your Farmer Know Your Food

Go Local During National Farmers Market Week Through August 11th

Studies show that most supermarket produce has traveled hundreds of miles from harvest to store. During its trip, it has lost most of its nutritional value and taste. Why buy dismal, well-traveled fruits and vegetables when you can find superb, locally-grown produce at a farmers market in your area?

Check Out The USDA’s Updated Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass

The USDA released its first Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass β€” an information repository paired with an interactive map for searching local food producers β€” earlier this year. This week, it launched version 2.0 of the site which includes new case studies, new data for the locations of farmers markets, food hubs, and meat processing facilities, and enhanced search capabilities.