ReportsLocal Food Systems: Concepts, Impacts and Issues (2010)
USDA. Economic Research Service.
This 80 page report describes local food, explores characteristics of local food suppliers/demand and reviews government programs and policies. The last section of the report examines the benefits of local food markets including the relationship between local foods, food security, health and nutrition.
National Farmers Market Manager Survey 2006 (PDF | 721 KB)
USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.
This 112-page report, published in 2009, examines trends in the Farmers' Market industry based on 2006 survey data.