Supporting the Local Economy through Greater Daytona Region Farmers Markets

Supporting the Local Economy through Greater Daytona Region Farmers Markets

A symbol of the Greater Daytona Region’s year-round good weather and quality of life.

In their purest form, farmers markets serve as a celebration of the harvest, delicious natural flavors and the farmers who work hard every day to bring them to their communities. Here in Florida, these types of markets feel especially appropriate and easy to enjoy thanks to our long growing season. And of course, the act of visiting a farmers market during the fall and winter months is also a testament to the year-round good weather and quality of life enjoyed by local residents, many who may have first come to Florida in search of a milder climate and enjoyable outdoor activities. Quality of life plays a key role in the economy, since people are more likely to feel engaged and productive at work when they have fulfilling lives outside of it—and here in the Greater Daytona Region, there are plenty of opportunities for that kind of fulfillment. A few local farmers markets include:

Ormond Beach Farmers Market, held every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall
- New Smyrna Beach Farmers Market, held every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on
Sams Avenue
- Volusia County Farmers Market, held every Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
Volusia County Fairgrounds in DeLand

The importance of farmers markets

Farmers markets offer members of the community to come together and engage with one
another, all while benefiting the local economy. The fresh food, craft and produce purchases add
up—according to data from the USDA Economic Research Service, Americans spent $1.2 billion at
farmers markets in 2007 alone.

Room for businesses big and small

While farmers markets offer the chance for local artisans, farmers and small businesses to shine,
they also provide big benefits to larger companies who can often find farmers market sponsorship
opportunities and other ways to engage with the local community, making each market a
meaningful event for all reaches of the regional economy.

From large-scale retail destinations, to the familiar faces of local farmers and artisans, the Greater
Daytona Region is hope to a wide variety of economic opportunities to discover. Call Team Volusia
today to learn more about how your business can fit into the thriving landscape, too.

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