The DIG Local markets are producer-only markets which focus on creating a space for real farmers to bring their products to market every week. It also creates a wonderful space for community with programs like Sprouts that provide free activities for kids, free cooking demos and a large variety of vendors. In NE Florida, there is a decline in farms, so creating a market that supports local farmers over re-sellers is important to sustaining the farms we have. In addition to being a producer-only market, the DIG Local markets are a part of the SNAP Fresh Access program, which incentivizes SNAP users to buy local produce by doubling their benefits at farmers markets. The DIG Local board is an all volunteer board and they work hard to bring authentically local food and products to the shoppers by vetting each vendor carefully before approval. DIG also runs two community gardens and several community programs geared toward teaching children about where their food comes from. The market started 11 years ago and has survived everything from hurricanes to local politics.