South Florida is fortunate to have a number of farmers' markets, many long-established, with a continually growing number of new farms and markets opening in the past several years. What you'll find on any given day depends on the season and the clientele the market attracts. Looking for organic produce, antibiotic-free dairy, free-range eggs, or raw honey? In Broward County, you can find it all -- and more.
Transforming Our Community's Health
Despite a recent renewal in local and sustainable farming, many area counties -- Broward included -- are losing much of their farming acreage to development. The threat of ever-impeding urban sprawl is spawning a new effort to promote local farming. At the forefront of such efforts: Fort Lauderdale-based TOUCH (Transforming Our Community's Health), which has launched a special event-based initiative known as "Buy Local Broward" in an effort to bring attention to the reemergence of local growers and availability of local produce in South Florida. Through TOUCH and the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program, an emphasis is being placed on increasing access to locally grown produce and encouraging countywide farm-to-table efforts.
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