Winter farmers markets are growing in popularity
The number of indoor farmers markets in the United States has increased by nearly 50 percent since 2011, the United States Department of Agriculture reported in November. That year there were just more than 1,200 winter markets; now, that number sits at slightly less than 1,700.
"These investments are a win-win," Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan said. "Farmers have more stability, and consumers have a reliable supply of local food, regardless of the season."