Farmer's markets more popular than ever

August 6, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
There are now more farmer's markets in the U.S. than ever before.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the number of those markets increased nearly 10-percent in the past year. That increase was more pronounced in California and New York.

Agriculture experts say a higher demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables may be the main reason for the spike.