Friday, August 10, 2007

Farmers Market in Court Today to Evict Produce Resellers

Jeff Themm, the Director of the Nashville Farmers' Market, told me earlier this week that the Market will be in court today asking for enforcement of eviction notices that they have served to 3 long-time vendors who are not actual farmers and who refuse to give up their stalls to actual farmers. Market Administration is attempting to take it in a different direction based on a recent large deficits and on greater customer demands for actual farmers and organic produce.

It would be a good thing for our community if the Market receives the court's support to evict the middle-man cartel in order to make room for real farmers. After 50 years and changes in their customer demand, it is time for them to go.

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