Sales at Delaware farmers' market double in 5 years as demand for local food grows



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DOVER, Delaware — Agriculture officials say sales at Delaware's farmers' markets have doubled in five years as interest in local food has grown.

Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee said in a statement this week that sales from 27 community-run farmers' markets were $2.6 million this year. That's up more than $520,000 from 2013.

WBOC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1HMNBCz) that officials say fresh produce made up 59 percent of the total sales.

The 2015 market season will begin in April. A list is online at de.gov/buylocal.


Information from: WBOC-TV, http://www.wboc.com/

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