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Ugh, this is like Whole Foods striving to redefine what organic milk means to bring it in line with customers' pastoral, farmer-in-the-dell fantasies all over again.


This is perplexing, but valid. I know firsthand that I've seen produce being sold at Farmers Markets that was not homegrown. Other local friends agreed. However, none of us had a clue as to what, if anything, we could do about it. We couldn't even agree on how to prove that it wasn't homegrown...strange situation.

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I think there are 2 separate scenarios here. 1) Farmer hires help to sell at market stands. 2) Vendor buys product outright and re-sells at market stands.

I have no problem with the first scenario at all, obviously farmers are very busy folks and cannot always be in 2 places at the same time. But I do question the motivation of a vendor in the second scenario. Their only attachment to the product is to make sure they sell it a profit.

If the seller is not personally representing the grower, how is that any different than buying at the grocery store?

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