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Norman Farmer's Market, summer produce in this file photo from 8-3-2011.  mh

Farmers markets connect growers and consumers for the freshest local produce

Farmers markets connect growers and consumers for the freshest local produce

“We have consumers that have a desire to be involved in their community or at least to know their community,” said Meriruth Cohenour, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry agritourism coordinator.

Julia Laughlin poses for a photo at Prairie Earth Gardens, Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Popular local radio host also dedicates her time to sustainable farming

Julia Laughlin co-host The Garden Party 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays on News Radio 1000 KTOK.

Wes Tibbs holds a goose at his farm in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 24, 2016.  "We got into it because it's a marketing angle for when we move beyond the hobby farm level.  I think they're a really good organization, in that, they provide people who are doing far bigger things than I am doing an opportunity to get their name out there and get a different angle on marketing that a lot of people don't have.... As consumers are moving toward the locally grown movement, it really gives them a leg up to join the locally grown movement."  (Garett Fisbeck)

Nationwide farming coalition helps Oklahoma veterans

For Brian Chambers, life after deployment is a struggle in some ways. “I was a special missions aviator in the Air Force for eight years. We were everywhere — Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa — and I was lucky; I didn’t sustain serious injury physically, but I do have some issues mentally. It’s hard to explain, but

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