The Wyoming Business Council found that farmers markets contributed more than a million dollars to Wyoming’s economy last year.
The Business Council’s Cindy Garretson-Weibel says that includes direct sales from the markets, plus additional money people spend in communities when attending farmers markets.
She says farmers markets give producers marketing opportunities, and that meeting consumers face-to-face can be good for business.
“With other more traditional means, you don’t have that opportunity,” she said. “So it’s a great way to build up continued support for a product.”
There are 44 farmers markets in Wyoming at the moment – which is nearly four times as many as a decade ago.