Little Farmers Markets Get Big Money

USDA is offering up big bucks to support local food.
Sep 29, 2014·
Samantha Cowan is an associate editor for culture.

Farmers markets have increased 76 percent in the past six years, and with USDA's $52 million investment focused on organic research, distribution, and marketing, they're likely to keep popping up.

Meghan and Jacob sound off on the new government funds and whether this influx of cash will turn organic foods into just another big business.

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