[Market-farming] negative farmers market tv news stories

Shoemaker, William H wshoemak at illinois.edu
Fri Jul 20 15:04:11 EDT 2012

Would that fall under the catagory of predatory media practices?


William H. Shoemaker

University of Illinois, Crop Sciences

St Charles Horticulture Research Center

535 Randall Road, St Charles, IL  60174

630-584-7254, wshoemak at illinois.edu<mailto:wshoemak at illinois.edu>

From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] on behalf of idyllwild farm [idyllwildfarm at gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2012 1:14 PM
To: Market Farming
Subject: [Market-farming] negative farmers market tv news stories

Just wanted to let folks know that in Cinci last week and Cleveland this week, investigative tv news people have
cast an eye to the danger that farmers markets represent to America because customers could get dangerously
sick. At least in Cinci, they had to admit that there are no reported cases with the health department of anyone ever reporting a food borne illness that came from a farmers market. But they did "catch" a newer vendor who was selling
cheese from a cooler that was too warm at one market. Not sure if the reporter thought the vendor, market or health
department was responsible.
I'm sure other outlets will pick this up, especially if they see advertising potential.
Good Luck,
Mike Hass
Idyllwild Farm
Melbourne, KY
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