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Farming Today This Week

Charlotte Smith visits a farmers' market in Birmingham to find out how important direct selling is for agriculture. She hears from a farmer who is struggling to find somewhere to sell his sausages because all the farmers' markets around him are full. And Charlotte visits a market in Birmingham which is run by a private company to ask whether the farmers' market name is being diluted.

Clare Freeman visits Moseley Farmers' Market which is considering moving from monthly to bi-weekly. Could it replace the local supermarket for the weekly shop? And Gareth Jones from FARMA,the national market association, tells Charlotte that farmers' markets are increasingly available to people from all incomes.

The presenter is Charlotte Smith and the producer is Emma Weatherill.

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27 minutes

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Sat 30 Jun 2012 06:30

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