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Farmers markets have quickly become a major sales outlet for many agricultural producers. The number of farmers markets has more than doubled since USDA started collecting data in 1994. Farmers markets, now an integral part in the urbane/farm linkage, have continued to rise in popularity due to growing consumer interest and farmers willing to sell direct and tell their farm story. Consumers have access to locally grown, farm-fresh products and enjoy the opportunity to personally interact with the farmer who has grown the produce. Many markets in Texas include both conventionally grown and organically grown fruits and vegetables. Many markets also have flowers, baked goods, meats, eggs, and value-added type products. Some markets participate in the supplemental food program for women, infants, and children (W.I.C.).

Texas Certified Farmers Market Association (TCFMA) was officially chartered in March of 1990 to provide assistance to farmers markets across Texas. Some of the initial purposes included were to promote Texas grown produce, provide technical assistance to farmers markets and dissemination of useful information from Texas Department of Agriculture and similar resources. TCFMA is an organization of farmers market associations across the state of Texas who a majority of their members are producers. The TCFMA provides educational meetings, communications and has market site liability insurance available to its members. This web site was set help to help you find the many farmers market sites and hours of operation in Texas.

To join TCFMA please send a request for “membership application” to:
Cal Brints, Rt.2 Box 234, Idalou TX 79329

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