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Brattleboro's winter market [credit: Nancy Cohen]
Brattleboro's winter market [credit: Nancy Cohen]

Winter farmers markets expand

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Farmers markets have seen huge growth in the past three decades. They give consumers access to local food, sometimes at a lower price. And farmers can sell without a middleman getting a cut.

A growing number of markets now run through the entire winter. The state agriculture department says New York has 75 markets that run December through March. None of those, however, are in the North Country. Check out today's related story to find out why.

First, a visit to a winter farmers market, from WNPR's Nancy Cohen in southern Vermont.

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