[Homestead] Produce auctions
lynnw1366 at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 9 15:44:31 EST 2008
We had an odd situation here: we had a Farmers' Market, the guy who grew
some stuff/bought some from auction, and a supermarket all selling within
site of each other. It was an easy walk from one to the other. People would
come to me at the Farmers' Market and complain that we didn't have tomatoes
in May, while the other 2 places did. They didn't want to hear "locally
grown", they just wanted tomatoes.
Tioga Co. PA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cathy" <goosecreekfarm at gmail.com>
To: <homestead at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2008 1:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Produce auctions
>I noticed on the web site that produce brought in from more than 100 miles
> away or grown by someone other than the seller could be auctioned, but
> be labelled non-local.
> Is it the experience of standing outside to shop for produce that intices
> folks to buy non-local at a farmer's market/auction rather than just
> from the supermarket? Or is it that prices are lower or are assumed to be
> A few blocks from here a gentleman spends 6 days a week sitting in front
> his garage selling produce, nuts, honey, etc. Because of the
> offerings, it's clear the stuff is not being grown locally (certainly not
> his backyard). I applaud his entreprenurial spirit and wish him well, but
> wonder what makes people stop in for strawberries.
> On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 12:31 PM, Lynn Wigglesworth
> <lynnw1366 at hotmail.com>wrote:
>> The difference between a produce auction and a Farmers' Market is that
>> produce auctions usually allow produce from other areas or countries.
>> Farmers' Markets today require the produce to be locally grown.
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