Summer is prime time for farmers markets. Farmers markets increase access to healthy food, selling locally grown foods. In this show, we highlight the benefits of farmers markets: the produce tastes better, food travels shorter distances, and generates business and creates jobs. Most importantly, farmers markets build community.

In this episode, we talk to Joe Miller, with Big Pine Paiute Tribe’s Sustainable Food Program and Nawanaki-Ti Market. Joe highlights his perspective on watching their market grow for the past four years, sharing opportunities and challenges in running a farmers market. We also talk with Justin Nalder, Tribal Administrator at Bridgeport Indian Colony. Justin shares his thoughts on their Traditional and Ecological Knowledge Program efforts to consider adopting a farmers market in Bridgeport.

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