Farmers markets get a boost thanks to NOFA-Vt.

As of the 2008 season, there were 64 farmers markets throughout Vermont. In addition, there are 11 winter farmers markets in the 2008-2009 season.

Grant applications must be submitted by March 1, 2009. More information and applications may be found online at http://www.nofavt.org/market-organic-food/farmers-markets/2009-mini-grants. Grants will be awarded by March 15.

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is a non-profit association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations. It was founded in Putney in 1971, and is now located in Richmond. It is probably the oldest organic farming associations in the United States.

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