Frederick County Office of Economic Development: ‘Locally Grown Food is Closer Than You Think – Frederick Farmers Markets Are Now Open’

Frederick, MD (PRWEB) June 03, 2016

Frederick County is known for its diversified agriculture ranging from dairy and livestock, to grain and fruits, to vegetables and wine. As the days get longer and the temperature rises, the availability of locally grown food becomes more abundant. The farmers markets feature a variety of products from produce to baked goods to plants.

Frederick County Office of Economic Development compiled a Farmers’ Market Study and found that farmers markets have an impact of over $2.7 million dollars to the local economy. Buying from a farmers’ market in Frederick County stretches your dollar further than one could imagine. Buying directly from farmers provides fresh, healthy produce, keeps food dollars close to home all while supporting a local family farm.

Homegrown Frederick is designed to help citizens find local Frederick County farms that offer locally grown products as well as agri-tourism activities along with promoting the Family Festival the Farm and the Farmers’ Markets in the county.