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  • Delaware farmers' markets post record sales for 2012

  • Delaware's farmers' markets sold nearly two million in fresh produce and other goods this season, a new record for the growing community-run market program, according to the Delaware Department of Agriculture.
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  • Delaware's farmers' markets sold nearly two million in fresh produce and other goods this season, a new record for the growing community-run market program, according to the Delaware Department of Agriculture.
    The 29 markets sold $1.96 million worth of goods during the 2012 season, with produce making up 57 percent of the total sales, or $1.1 million. This year also saw the launch of a pilot project offering electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card transactions at two markets, allowing families to purchase local produce and food items as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
    Farmers and others interested in becoming a vendor, or community groups interested in starting a local market, can call (302) 698-4522.
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