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How U.S. Farming Policies Have Helped Agribusiness And Pushed Southern Farmers Toward Extinction


Family farmers in the South are being forced out of farming at an alarming rate. According to Farm Aid, 330 farmers leave their land every week. As a result, there are now nearly 5 million fewer farms than there were in the entire U.S. in the 1930's. Of the two million farms, only 565,000 are family operated. Furthermore, very few young people are becoming farmers. Half of all farmers are now between the ages of 45 and age 65.

In addition to producing  fresh, nutritious,, high-quality foods, small family farms in the South provide a wealth of benefits for their local southern communities and regions. Perhaps more importantly they serve as stewards to the land. Unlike industrial agriculture operations, which contaminate communities with chemical, pesticides. noxious fumes and excess manure, family farmers strive to preserve the surrounding environment for future generations.

Family farms help support local southern businesses by purchasing goods and services within their communities. They help benefit the South by  helping to preserve the connection between consumers, their food, and the land in which it was produced.


  •  According to the EPA, 3,000 acres of productive farmland are lost to development every day.
  •  Between 1974 and 2002, the number of corporate-owned Southern farms increased by more than 48%.
  •  Most farms these days are "edge farms" located on the outskirts of  urban and suburban population centers.


A List of Florida Farmers Markets for you to support


Farmers' Market Name

(Click on name for contact information)




AlachuaAlachua County Farmers' MarketGainesville FMNP
 Butler Plaza Satellite MarketGainesville FMNP
 Haile Plantation Farmers' MarketGainesville  FMNP
  High Springs Farmers' MarketHigh SpringsWebFMNP
 Union Street Farmers' MarketAlachuaWebFMNP
BayBay County Farmers' MarketPanama City  FMNP
 St. Andrews Waterfront MarketPanama CityWebFMNP
BrowardPompano Beach Green MarketPompano Beach  
 Wilton Manors Farmers' MarketWilton Manors Web 
ClayKeystone Heights Farmers’ MarketKeystone Heights  
CollierMarco Island Farmers' MarketMarco IslandWeb 
Columbia Marion Street Farmers' MarketLake City  
DadeCoconut Grove Farmers' MarketMiami  
 Coral Gables Farmers' MarketCoral GablesWeb 
  Lincoln Road Farmers' MarketMiami Beach  
  Normandy Village Market PlaceMiami Beach  
DuvalHemming Plaza Farmers' MarketJacksonville  
 Jacksonville Farmers' MarketJacksonville  
Escambia Pensacola Growers' Retail MarketPensacola FMNP
GadsdenWellsprings Farmers' MarketGretna FMNP
GilchristTrenton Community Farmers’ MarketTrenton Web 
HillsboroughBrandon Fresh MarketBrandonWeb 
 Sweetwater Sunday Organic MarketTampaWeb 
  Tampa Wholesale Produce MarketTampa  
  Ybor City Saturday MarketTampaWeb 
JacksonJackson County Farmers' MarketMarianna FMNP
LakeLeesburg Saturday Morning MarketLeesburg Web 
LeeBeach Farmers' MarketFort Myers Beach  
 Cape Coral Farmers' MarketCape CoralWeb 
 Fort Myers Downtown Farmers' MarketFort Myers  
LeonDowntown Farmers' and Produce MarketTallahasseeWeb FMNP
 The Grower’s MarketTallahassee FMNP
 Tallahassee Farmers' MarketTallahassee  FMNP
ManateeBradenton Old Main Street Market BradentonWeb 
MartinStuart Green MarketStuart  
Nassau Fernandina Farmers' MarketFernandina BeachWeb 
OkaloosaCrestview Farmers' MarketCrestview FMNP
 Okaloosa County Farmers' MarketFort Walton Beach  FMNP
OrangeSunday Eola MarketOrlandoWeb 
 Winter Park Farmers' MarketWinter Park  
OsceolaCelebration Sunday Farmers' Market Celebration  
  Farmers' Market Downtown KissimmeeKissimmee  
 Mill Creek Mall Farmers' MarketKissimmee  
Palm BeachAbacoa Town CenterJupiter  
 Boca Raton Green Market Boca Raton Web 
 Delray Green Market in the ParkDelray BeachWeb 
 Oceanside Farmers' MarketLake Worth  
 Taste of the Gardens Green MarketPalm Bch Gardens  
  West Palm Beach Green MarketWest Palm Beach  
PascoDade City Farmers' MarketDade City  
 Florida Estates Winery Land O' Lakes Web 
Pinellas Clearwater Downtown Farmers' MarketClearwaterWeb 
 Gulfport Art Village Fresh Market South GulfportWeb 
 Old Palm Harbor Farmers' Market Palm Harbor  
  Safety Harbor Farmers' MarketSafety HarborWeb 
 St. Petersburg Saturday Morning MarketSt. PetersburgWeb 
PolkWinter Haven Farmers' MarketWinter Haven  
PutnamPalatka Farmers' MarketPalatka  
Santa RosaRiverwalk Market MiltonWebFMNP
Sarasota Sarasota Downtown Farmers' MarketSarasota Web 
SeminoleSanford Main Street Farmers' MarketSanford  
St. JohnsOld City Farmers' MarketSt. Augustine FMNP
  St. Augustine Beach Farmers' MarketSt. Augustine Bch  FMNP
St. LucieFort Pierce Downtown Farmers' MarketFort PierceWeb 
 Port St. Lucie Green Market Port St. Lucie  
Sumter Sumter County Farmers' MarketWebster WebFMNP
SuwanneeSuwannee County Farmers' MarketLive Oak FMNP
 Branford Community Farmers' MarketBranford FMNP
UnionUnion County Farmers' MarketLake Butler FMNP
VolusiaCity Island Farmers' MarketDaytona Beach FMNP
 Orange City Farmers' Market Orange City   
  Volusia County Farm Bureau Farmers' MarketDeland  
WaltonWalton County Farmers' MarketDeFuniak Springs


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