A closed-off public street. A parking lot. A barn. These are just a few places where shoppers can find farmers' markets, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's farmers' market directory. Despite the location, people can't seem to get enough of farmers' markets. The USDA reported this month that more than 1,000 new markets have sprung up in the U.S. marketplace during the past year, their numbers growing 17%, from 6,132 markets to 7,175. These markets are gaining popularity in ...

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