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Farmers' markets tough on farmers

By Cathy Hamilton · July 20, 2008 · Comment on this

As food prices go up, farmers' markets are growing in appeal to shoppers wanting fresh food at low prices. But as BoomerGirl.com's Cathy Hamilton reports, for many farmers it takes a village to bring their products to market every weekend.

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Quigly 6 years, 4 months ago

Another example of how we ranchers and farmers work for nothing. How little people care about their food(and flowers i guess) and how hard it is to provide them. But hey who needs a farmer market when Wallmart is buying local wares at a better price. I have made a series of connections through restaurants and other business to sell my product. The markets were a waste of time just because of a lack of interest. I made more money at A Emporia market than I did in 3 market sessions in Lawrence. That is sad. This town is two faced when it comes to supporting local farmers. You people better watch out. If wallmart decides to start buying everyone local product there will not be any more farmers market . And if a vendor decides to not sell his product at a higher price to wallmart because of morals, then good for that person. Obviously they have more money to spare. I hate the big companies as much as the next person, but when it comes down to providing a steady and guaranteed income I will not hesitate to do so

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