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Old 09-26-2010, 08:25 PM   #11
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I don't go to the farmer's market to necessarily buy things cheaper, but I do go to buy local and to buy from a farmer that is honest in how the items were grown. I enjoy supporting the small farmer and enjoying fresh produce.

There is a small market here that is open daily. It grows most of the vegetables sold there on their family farm, but they also sell meats and dairy items from other local farms.
Same here. It might not be cheaper but it supports the local economy and hopefully it is stopping some of the local farms from becoming housing developments.

SIGH....I wish we had a local market that sold local meat and dairy.
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:35 PM   #12
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Now the farmers market is closed for the winter...it is highly regulated here. With the exception of pork from Hall, MT, the seller has to live AND farm within 50 miles of Missoula. Our local Whole Foods type store sells "local" from a wider radius and from everywhere else. All local foods have a "Made In Montana" sticker, easy to spot!
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:53 AM   #13
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Interesting article MSC, and it confirms some of my suspicions about farmers markets. However your question doesn't make sense to me...

Huh??
Look up "irony"
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