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|Producer sees demand for local market|
The idea of circumventing the middleman out of produce sales isn't an idea that recently arose. In fact, it's as old as the idea of commerce itself. But the recent rise in rural community farmers markets across the region shows buying locally grown produce is presently trendier than a hot Twitter topic, and some area producers are encouraging city officials to make the Winnsboro market a reality.
The construction of a market in downtown Winnsboro would be immensely beneficial to the local and regional economies, according to retired USDA agriculturalist Elvadus Fields, who addressed Mayor Jackie Johnson and the City Council at July's monthly meeting. Fields, who has over 50 years of agricultural experience, offered his services to the mayor and Council to help try and get the project off the ground if it ever comes to fruition.
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