Virginia Farmers' Market Week


WHEREAS, farmers’ markets have increased in number and popularity over the years in many Virginia communities; and

WHEREAS, farmers’ markets play a vital role in giving Virginia farms direct access to consumers, and consumers direct access to farmers; and

WHEREAS, farmers’ markets throughout the Commonwealth spur local economic development, foster community engagement, support local farmers, and provide fresh , healthy food for Virginians; and

WHEREAS, cities, counties, towns, and business owners use farmers’ markets as a means to educate individuals on sustainable food practices;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize August 3-9, 2014, as VIRGINIA FARMERS’ MARKET WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.