Did you know that, according to the Farmers Market Coalition, local food markets created 61,000 new jobs in 2008, and the number of certified farmers markets increased by as much as 17% in 2010? Farmers markets support local farmers and local economies, and offer consumers relatively inexpensive foods, including fresh produce. What are you likely to find at your local farmers market, and what are the benefits of purchasing foods from these markets?
What to Expect From Your Local Farmers Market?
As of 2012, there were approximately 7,500 certified farmers markets in the United States. Refer to the latest USDA Farmers Market Directory to find a farmers market in your area. Once you have located a nearby market, you may have some reasonable questions about what to expect.
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The word pub, which has come to mean a tavern or bar that serves food, is actually a shortened version of the phrase “public house,” which can be traced back to the Anglo Saxon alehouse and the evolution of the modern tied house system in the 19th century. The tied house system, in contrast to the free house system, mandated that a pub purchase at least some portion of its beer from one specific brewery.
Did you know that there are an estimated 54,000 pubs in the United Kingdom? The most popular name chosen by proprietors of English pubs is “the Red Lion,” with “the Crown” coming in second place. This makes sense considering how much the English love their royal family! In modern parlance, a pub is differentiated from other establishments that serve alcohol due to the emphasis on Continue reading
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