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Money Matters: Southern Colorado farmers see a boom in business thanks to a Facebook page

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) - With the future of farmers markets up in the air in Colorado, local farmers have taken to social media to sell their products.

The Facebook page SOCO Virtual Farmers Market allows farmers and vendors to post and sell their products to the public.

The online market was started just four weeks ago and has already seen huge growth.

The group's organizer told KRDO that profits were at $500 the first week and then jumped to $7,000 in the second week.

Customers can place online orders from Monday at noon to Thursday at noon.

Once an order is placed, you will receive an order number to present when you pick up your purchase on Saturday.

At this time, the group is working on a delivery option.

There have been concerns about a beef shortage due to the coronavirus, the beef farmers participating in the SOCO Virtual Farmers Market say they have not experienced a shortage.

For more information on the farmers market click here.

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Hanna Knutson

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