According to an article by the USDA, "This is the 18th year that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has supported local producers by encouraging families to meet, and buy from, the farmers and other vendors at their local farmers market."
Throughout the week local farmers will be displaying their beautifully colorful home grown produce and various other handmade products. The USDA has made it easier for you to locate these farmers markets by visiting The Farmers Market Directory.
National Farmers Market Week
On top of supporting local business and buying fresh produce, farmer markets act as a gathering place and help build a great sense of community.