Aside from offering consumers locally sourced food, the growth of farmers markets has given growers another potential revenue stream. They’ve also become integral to the fabric of communities dependent on them for fresh, local food.

But there are questions for growers to consider before getting involved with a farmers market. For instance, what costs come with it and what type of funding is available? How do you find the right market to join? And how do you choose the right location?

This month’s cover package considers a few angles of selling your produce at local farmers markets. If you’re interested in getting involved with your local market or already are, drop us a line at and tell us your story.