6 Farmers’ Market Scams

Interesting article from organicgardening.com about myths of Farmers’ Markets.

Here are the six myths:

  1. Myth: All farmers’ markets sell local food
  2. Myth: Local = organic
  3. Myth: “No spray” is the same as organic
  4. Myth: Farmers aren’t certified organic because it’s “too expensive”
  5. Myth: Food from the farmers’ market is so clean, you can eat it right there
  6. Myth: Bugs on your food are bad

People tend to equate farmers’ markets and “local” food with clean, wholesome food.  That’s true in many cases—but not all of them.  Farmers’ markets have become so popular that they’re being co-opted by wholesalers, retailers, and farmers who may be local but not so committed to a sustainable food system.  If you’re looking for farmers’ markets that sell the kind of healthy, down-on-the-farm food most of us equate with farming, arm yourself with this info to ward off farmers’ market fraud.

Read the entire article HERE and be sure to click through each “myth”.


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