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Supporting Local Agriculture: Farmers Markets and Community-Supported Agriculture and Gardens

Cappellano, Kathleen L. MS, RD, LDN

doi: 10.1097/NT.0b013e318226bbcc
Nutrition Online

American consumers' yearning to learn about how and where their food is produced has meant that many are busily exploring farmers markets, community-supported agriculture, school- and community-based gardening, and collaborative programs that provide access to fresh produce; fostering the development of consumer-farmer relationships; and telling people about the many benefits of local agriculture. This article highlights online resources that describe a few of these programs and organizations

Here's a list of some good online resources for farmers' markets and related issues

Kathleen L. Cappellano, MS, RD, LDN, is an instructor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, and former nutrition information manager at the Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts. She is an expert on evaluating and writing about medical, health, and food and nutrition Web sites. Ms Cappellano is passionate about educating consumers and school and community leaders about food, nutrition, and wellness issues.

Disclosure: The author has no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

Correspondence: Kathleen L. Cappellano, MS, RD, LDN, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111 (

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