Monday, September 21, 2009

Inequities at farmers' markets

Had occasion to visit the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market in San Francisco on Saturday and found significant differences between it and the Fillmore Farmers' Market, which is in my neighborhood.

Many more vendors, including more certified organic vendors, were in evidence at the Ferry Plaza. A lower proportion of the Ferry Plaza's vendors were offering prepared foods.

Prices at the Ferry Plaza market were significantly higher overall. One or two select items were lower in price than at Fillmore, but most were much higher.

(Photo at right: Sample of chile selection at the Ferry Plaza market.)

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