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Agriculture

Franklin County’s agrarian roots have had a lasting impact on the characteristics of its communities. Agricultural foundations developed by early Native American settlements left partially cleared land and trodden pathways for Farmington’s forefathers to build their farms around.

Franklin County’s geographic location provides a great deal of agricultural diversity. The Sandy River that runs through the county has created large meadows for livestock, fertile soil for crops, and varying elevation for different types of wood.

In addition to some of the family farms that have been here for decades, many young entrepreneurs are relocating to the Franklin County area to start new models of farming themselves. Many small-scale farms are experiencing exponential growth with farm shares, established networks of farmers’ markets, wholesaling to local restaurants, and creating other finished products from their produce.