COVID-19 has created unprecedented disruptions to local production cycles and could lead to the postponement or cancellation of farmers markets.
Amanda Deering is a clinical
assistant professor at Purdue University.
“I think this is going to be a very difficult time for growers not just in Indiana but around the country because they’re looking for outlets for their produce,” she says. “Many (local producers) were exclusively selling to farmers markets, restaurants, or other local places.”
Her advice is to support local
growers when possible.