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Have you ever walked through a local farmers market and wished you, too, could be part of the growing local
foods movement selling vegetables, fruits, meats, flowers, value-added goods such as breads, cheeses,
preserves or prepared foods?
As more folks opt for a simpler, community-based lifestyle, more local farmers markets are popping up all
According to the USDA, between 2010 and 2011, the number of farmers markets in the United States
increased by 17%.
Dipping your toes (or diving head-first) into the vast array of farmers markets today involves much more than
just pulling into a parking lot with a bunch of other like-minded people, dropping your tailgate and hanging
out a shingle.
Today, farmers markets are multi-million dollar opeartions with complex rules, requirements and regulations.
Sandra Kay Miller has been involved with farmers markets for over twenty five years on both side of the
table. With a professional career and business ventures in the food industry, Sandra was an ardent supporter
and organizer of producer-only farmers markets in southern California.
But her passion for production, especially livestock, led back to her home in Cumberland County,
Pennsylvania where she purchased, in her words, "a garbage dump" and proceeded to design a rotational
browsing and grazing system that utilizes the unique and bountiful features of the landscape including
sylvo-pastures, gravity-fed automated watering systems and portable multi-species shelters.
All those years of coveting the lifestyle of her local purveyors in the west, Sandra embarked on her journey
through the explosive growth of farmers markets in the mid-Atlantic region appropriately at the dawn of a
From special event one-day events to weekly, year-round markets, Sandra has participated in many markets
in the mid-Atlantic region. Drawing from her experience, she has captured the most frequently asked
questions and answers to the often confusing world of farmers markets in the twenty first century.
will learn from
• Types of markets
• Setting up your stand
• Dealing with money
• Customer interaction
• Rules & regulations
• And much more!
Pre-order your signed
Available in eBook and
print April 10, 2013
About the Author
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