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Cathy and Frank Stepnoski at the Malone farmers' market
Cathy and Frank Stepnoski at the Malone farmers' market

Making a Living at the Farmers' Market

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Farmers markets, roadside stands, and U-picks give us fresh produce and a unique relationship with the people who grow the food we eat. They're also a growing part of agriculture in the North Country and statewide. In 2000, local markets and stands sold more than $230 million in products in New York. Today, there are 30 farmers markets just in the North Country. But making a living on the land by selling locally isn't easy. David Sommerstein visited a family farm north of Malone to see how the business works.

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