In search of more vendors for farmers’ markets

A “personalized banner” on your booth canopy which is subsidized to 40 per cent off the regular price. Your profile online on a website. Two weeks’ stall fees paid in advance. “Colourful and attractive vendor sign and cards.” What’s not to like about a scheme to bring new farmers into markets? Well, maybe the visit by “qualified inspectors” to make sure you are growing the products you sell.

Better Farming - April 2009