[Market-farming] Farmer's Market question

Jill Bussiere jdt at itol.com
Sun Jul 10 08:11:17 EDT 2005


Seems they could have made a rule that addressed the issue more directly -
like "Vendors need to be selling their own produce"  or "vendors need to
come from within this geographical area"  so that the market would be
supporting local growers.  The rule that they made thwarts local growers.

I know you had nothing to do with making the rule....Just chiming in here.

			Jill Bussiere, Wisconsin

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[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Lynn
Wigglesworth
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2005 6:59 AM
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Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Farmer's Market question


From: "Cherry Tree Farms" <ctfarms at helicon.net>

> That's a new tactic.  What do you suppose they think the rule will
> accomplish?

There was one particular farmer they were trying to get rid of. He brings
vegetables from his brother's farm a couple counties south of us and sells
through a farmstand on his property and the Farmer's Market. He would also
pick up commercial boxes of oranges or kiwis or something to sell. He was
the only large vendor in the Farmer's Market.

My Farmstand is open Friday morning, when the Farmer's Market is running,
so I didn't get there last year, but when I sold there a few years ago,
there were only half a dozen home gardeners with excess zucchini (I was
one of them then) and someone selling baked goods.  It's a really pathetic
little Farmer's Market. I'd think they would be ENCOURAGING vendors to
participate.

Lynn Wigglesworth
Peasant Farmer
Tioga County, PA
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