The 2020 farmers market season is now officially over, and while we are still tallying up some of the year-end data we can say for certain that this was an incredible year for us despite the challenges presented by COVID-19. Our farmers market rose to the occasion and helped ensure many Adams County families had the resources they needed to navigate these unprecedented circumstances.
One piece of inspiring data is that this was the first year in the history of our organization that our vendors’ total sales surpassed $200,000. While there are still some final numbers to crunch, it appears we will have achieved a more than 35 percent increase over last year’s total sales. This is an amazing milestone because it means our farmers market helped small businesses and family farms remain solvent throughout the worst economic effects of the pandemic.