[Market-farming] P.S.

Jill Bussiere jdt at itol.com
Sat Sep 16 23:15:50 EDT 2006


Today I had the pleasure of attending a sustainable food fair - where
politics, local sustainable food, music, and fun were all combined.  It was
an excellent day, and all were welcome.

			Jill Bussiere, Wisconsin

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[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Jill
Bussiere
Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 10:14 PM
To: Market Farming
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Political or Religious groups at Market


One way to look at a farmer's market is as a place for people to meet, and
as a sort of town commons - where folks can talk.  The spot can be used to
encourage community and democracy - there are ways to foster these things
while still ensuring that people are not pestered.

Perhaps there could be a common place for folks to display political
literature, and/or religious literature.

In our county, we attempted to do this in libraries too - we invited all the
campaigns, all parties, to display their literature.  This was a project of
the League of Women Voters.

We sure do need more respectful political discourse in our country - and a
place where people can learn more about issues.

			Jill Bussiere, Wisconsin

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[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of
Sora at coldreams.com
Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 9:02 PM
To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Political or Religious groups at Market


>A question for all you good folk, especially any of you involved in
Farmers Market Management.   Do your markets allow political parties or
religious groups to set up at market?  If not, why?  If so, are there any
specific guidelines or regulations followed? What are the legal
ramifications?
Where do you draw the line between educational outreach and soap-boxing?
                      Many thanks   Sora at Paradise Valley Organics
N.Idaho
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