Two of the biggest draws of the farmers' market are the chance to
buy local products and the opportunity to meet the producer--to
skip the middleman and shake the hand of the farmer, the forager,
the artisan. For so many of us living in the city, shopping at the
supermarket, unwrapping plastic-covered sandwiches for lunch, or
grabbing quick takeout, the vendors are heroic. They are passionate
about their products and have chosen to do what they do on a... more...