Fresh from the Farmers Market

Farmers market

Known for their fresh, healthy delicacies, farmers markets are widely known for their quality selection of products sold directly by the farmers who produce them. The number of these special marketplaces has grown significantly over the years, edging from less than 2,000 in 1994 to more than 8,000 today. As the public continues to turn to healthier solutions for their dietary needs, the demand for products sold directly by producers is likely to continue its upward trend.

To celebrate the many benefits of these special marketplaces, the Postal Service released the Farmers Market Forever stamp set last Thursday.

The new limited-edition Farmers Markets Forever stamps depict a table laden with products found at a typical farmers market. The stamp on the far left shows various baked goods, artisan cheeses and eggs. The produce on the second stamp includes vegetables and fruits. Cut flowers adorn the third stamp. The stamp on the far right features live plants.

For a glimpse into the design process of the Farmers Markets stamp and to hear art director Greg Breeding’s comments on the process, click here.

To purchase the new Farmers Markets stamp set, click here.

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