Food in the United States travels an average of 1,300 miles to get to your plate from the farm. Because fresh fruits and vegetables are often shipped from distant locations to communities, products spend 7-14 days in transit before they arrive at your local grocer, limiting both the nutritional and financial value of the product. Low-income areas typically have one-third fewer grocery stores than middle and high-income neighborhoods, making availability and affordability of fresh produce a challenge. To combat these issues, park and recreation agencies promote and sponsor local farmers’ markets which provide healthy options while simultaneously boosting the local economy.
Agencies play a vital role in the farmers’ market experience by attracti....
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Excellent comparison and interesting content!