Sunday, May 27, 2007

News 2's Coverage of Farmers' Market Drama

I rarely pay attention to News 2 Reporter Andy Cordan's "That's Messed Up" stories because I have found them too knee-jerk, too sensationalist, and too tabloid to be really helpful for understanding various issues. Their noise usually obstructs any insight I might get from them.

So, I did miss his May 23rd story on the drama at the Farmers' Market over the possibility that the "middle men" who sell at the front line stalls could be losing some of their stalls to actual farmers.

I do not have much sympathy for the "middle men" who say they represent farmers whom they argue will be cut out if they lose some of their stalls. If the "middle men" are truly interested in the welfare of the farmers they say they represent, then why can't they also lease one of the empty second line stalls and sell their products in a less trafficked area?

1 comment:

  1. People don't go to the second line of stalls because there's nothing there worth buying. I don't care who puts their product over there but someone needs to... and I suspect they'll do quite well having the best product available in that row.

    Man - what a silly and trivial thing for them to get bent out of shape over.