Category: Farmers Markets

Relating to farmers markets, farmers who sell at them, other vendors, people who shop at farmers markets

How the Pandemic Is Changing Farmers Markets—and How to Shop Safely at Them

This is the first of a special three-part series by Martha Wagner and Mi Ae Lipe about how COVID-19 has transformed the local food scene of farmers markets, farms, and victory gardens. ________________________________ It was only weeks ago that people worked in and ate at restaurants, looked forward to hanging out at their favorite farmers […]

Postcards from the Road: The Camels of Lancaster

Following a frenzied trip to Washington, DC on June 4, I headed to a quieter realm—Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to the home of my friend Paul Anater. Paul was, in fact, the original social media guy for Bounty from the Box—he started its Twitter feed about two years ago and has taught me invaluable lessons about media […]

Keeping Markets Honest—A Guest Post

Do you take for granted that the produce you buy at your local farmers market is grown by the people selling it, or have you ever had some doubts? The Tampa Bay (Florida) Times recently ran a “Farm to Fable” series looking into food fraud at local farmers markets as well as farm-to-table restaurants. It’s […]

Chiles to Wool: The Santa Fe Farmers Market

What food lover doesn’t love a good farmers market, indoors or outside, no matter the time of year? In that spirit of anticipation I visited the year-round Santa Fe Farmers Market, now in its 43rd year, while spending a week in Santa Fe in June. Tasting, of course, is a fun part of the market […]

Favas and Figs in San Francisco

In my childhood years in the San Francisco Bay Area in the ‘70s and ‘80s, my parents and I would drive by a little farm stand near our house almost every day. In the summer, it would be practically overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables—and cars kicking up dust getting in and out of the […]

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