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July 27, 2007


Laura Wellstead

Thank you for posting this story! I recently joined the Board of a "Farmer's Market" in a tiny rural West Virginia community and was horrified to find out that it is a peddler's market, at times re-selling produce purchased from grocery stores! The Board seems very resistant to the idea of bringing in local produce, citing the need to meet customer requests for produce out-of-season, and yet applies for grants indicating that developing the market for local farmers/farms is a core concept of the Market. I've since wondered how many other markets were conducting themselves in a similar manner. Thank you for this insight.

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