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10 Farmers Market Shopping Tips -
This consumer site teaches you how to get the best out of your farmers market. Sometimes the best deals are at closing time because farmers don’t want to haul produce back home. Also find preserving tips, recipes, and related links to explore.

How to Save Money at a Farmers’ Market - wikiHow
This site lists seven ways to save money at your local farmers’ market.

Food Prices - Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
This organization seeks to identify mechanisms to support a lower cost healthy diet without imposing regressive taxes. When unhealthy foods are lower-priced per calorie than healthy foods, it presents a conundrum for policy makers. This site contains many related resources on obesity, food politics, and legislation.

Making Healthy Food Affordable and Accessible - Let’s Move
First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign provides actions that cities and towns can take to provide better access to affordable and healthy food options.

The Farmers’ Market Myth - The Atlantic 
This article examines recent research that compared prices at farmers markets with supermarkets and discusses the myth about high prices at farmers markets.

Demand for local food in rural communities is growing. Sustainable local food systems need to have strong community support to build and maintain the infrastructure needed to bring food from farm to fork. This website provides resources to support rural communities just beginning to build their community food systems as well as those whose local food systems are already strong. Resources are intended for farmers and producers, community organizations, and Extension Educators but may interest anyone in community and local foods. While this website was a partnership between Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, most resources are applicable for any rural community.

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