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Interest is flourishing in farmers markets, and 126 Alberta-approved markets are now operating across the province.

Local food movement continues to soar

Visitors spent an estimated $878 million at farmers’ markets in Alberta in 2012, 
a jump of more than 50 per cent from four years earlier

Jered Serben never planned to become part of the local food scene, but is glad he is. The fourth-generation farmer grew up on a traditional hog operation, which transitioned to grain and then exited pork production when hog prices plummeted in the early 2000s. But his heart was never in it. “We got into more […] Read more