This is national farmers market week. The number of farmers markets in Michigan has grown tremendously during the past decade, from 90 in 2001 to more than 250 today.
Dru Montri is the director of the Michigan Farmers Market Association. She says farmers markets have grown to meet consumer demand.
“One of the things that is definitely contributing is consumer demand and consumer interest in local and regional grown and produced food.”
The state produces a wide range agricultural commodities, from tart cherries and maple syrup to pickles and salsas.