The University of Illinois Extension Service is now regularly surveying prices at farmers markets around the state.
According to reports, the surveys of 11 farmers markets around Illinois are being conducted as part of a three-state effort that includes Kentucky and Tennessee. The weekly price surveys are being published on the University of Kentucky Center for Crop Diversification's website.
The idea is to give produce farmers an idea of what prices look like across the region.
Extension educator Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant said the price data should help farmers set prices at competitive levels.