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Getting back to the garden

Food scares, economy drive consumers to farmers markets

Middleborough vegetable farmer David Purpura says more and more people are asking about local produce. Middleborough vegetable farmer David Purpura says more and more people are asking about local produce. (Bill Polo/Globe Staff/File)
By Robert Knox
Globe Correspondent / August 28, 2008

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Farmers and their wares are becoming increasingly popular with the region's city and suburban slickers. Farmers markets across the state are celebrating their most successful year ever, with 25 new operations, as consumers respond to worries over food safety, high prices at supermarkets, and energy use. (Full article: 579 words)

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