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Enjoy Rural America

Root vegetables on a table at a Farmers MarketUse this resource to explore rural areas through farmer markets, outdoor recreation, fairs, festivals, or Main Street shopping.  There is something for everyone, so enjoy Rural America.

United States Department of Agriculture.

Agricultural Marketing Service works to maintain a current listing of farmers markets throughout the United States. Fill in the form to search for one near you.

USDA. The People's Garden Initiative.

Get Gardening - An easy way to stay active and enjoy rural America!  Get take away tips from the USDA's People's Garden.


Recreation.Gov helps you locate and reserve national recreational areas online. That means the Winter season in rural America just got easier.

DOT. Federal Highway Administration.

"Take to the Roads" and explore Scenic Byways in rural America. Use this site to locate your next road trip.

Smithsonian Institution.

"Museum on Main Street empowers people to embrace their history and uncover their community’s stories.  In 2011, we began collecting those stories about life in small towns and rural communities across America."