I was going to post a "feel good" type of "support your local farmers market" post for tomorrow, Sustainable Saturday. But this can't wait.
This post says it all. It's from a farmer who is getting ready to quit. It explains why so many farmers at farmers markets can't compete - and the sad part is, few of us in Binghamton, New York - which is a depressed area (let's face it - we promote it, we love it, but it IS depressed) can afford to pay these farmers what their labor is worth.
It's not pretty.
And that's why you need to read it. I offer it without comment. But some of the comments on the blog are worth reading.
Tomorrow, on Sustainable Saturday, I will feature a local artisan whose creations deserve some publicity.