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Farmers’ markets in W.Va. nearly triple over four years


CHARLESTON, W.Va.—Over the last four years, the number of farmers’ markets in West Virginia has nearly tripled, according to the W.Va. Department of Agriculture.
In 2019, there were 93 registered markets across the state. Now there are 267, according to Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt.
“Coming out of a pandemic that shut down food manufacturers, higher energy prices, supply chain issues, rising inflation, and the military conflict in Ukraine, now more than ever we need to focus on food security.
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