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L.A. County is Home to 96 Certified Farmers Markets

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It's National Farmers Market Week and today California's Food & Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura wants people to take part. “Farmers markets celebrate the relationships all consumers have with farms,” he said today. “We are fortunate that many farmers markets operate year round because of our state’s ability to grow a cornucopia of different products.” He notes that since 1977, when the state created the first Certified Farmers Market program in the nation, that the number of certified markets have grown to 520, with 51% of those open year round, and some 2,200 certified agricultural producers. In L.A. County, there are 96 certified markets, with many of them and more in surrounding counties found found on this map.