Celebrate National Farmers Market Week by Supporting Local Producers

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From the U.S. Department of Agriculture
by Amelia Hines Dortch, NRCS Alabama

Gene Thornton

Gene Thornton

It’s a simple sign that has a pretty easy request, “Buy Fresh. Buy Local.”

It’s one that Gene Thornton hangs at his market stand each week at The Market at Ag Heritage Park on the Auburn University campus in Alabama. During market season, the sixth-generation farmer travels more than 40 miles from his small, organic farm in Roanoke to Auburn each week of market season. But he says the drive from Sneaky Crow Farm is worth it. To see more of this story click here.