Buy fresh at your local farmers’ market
More than 200 farmers’ markets offer Iowans a variety of fruits, vegetables and other food grown right here at home. Locally grown food is good for you, good for the environment and good for the Iowa economy.
During the recent legislative session, we voted to make these healthy local foods available throughout the year and boost business for Iowa farmers with year-round farmers’ markets. The new law means vendors will pay only one annual fee per county, rather than multiple fees per year.
Iowa is already fourth in the nation in terms of the number of farmers’ markets and second in the nation when it comes to farmers’ markets per person. Let’s all do what we can to make Iowa number one in eating healthy, locally grown food. It’s just one way Iowa can truly claim the title of “Healthiest State in the Nation.”Posted Jun. 24th, 2012 at 7:12 am by Senate Staff