Blog: Farmers markets no longer under the radar

Catherine Sleep | 19 June 2003

As farmers markets grow in popularity, US health inspectors are scrutinising market traditions, especially free samples, homemade goods and tossed salads. If farmers put two types of lettuce in a bag, have they created a processed food?

It’s vital that health and safety regulations are enforced at farmers markets as in other sales establishments, but farmers fear that markets will be regulated out of commercial viability.

There’s a feature on this topic in the Seattle Times I thought some of you might be interested in.

Seattle Times article


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