[Market-farming] Undercutting prices
pat at meadows.pair.com
Thu Sep 23 08:54:52 EDT 2004
On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 07:50:51 -0400, you wrote:
>One way to stop undercutting by hobby growers
>is to get your market board/manager to raise
>the vendor fees. If there is a $15 a space
>per market charge than you will see those 25¢
>a pound tomatoes go for more because at those
>prices the undercutters won't be making any
>money, it will all go towards paying off the
That was my thought as well. And the money could be used to
advertise the market or to improve the facilities for all.
Whoops - you've said exactly this below.
At any rate, this is how I would handle it.
Our tiny local market has an opposite problem: a blatant
re-seller. He could afford the $10 or $15 charge.
I don't know why the market manager (who would like to kick
him out, she has told me this) does not have the authority
to get rid of him.
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