One of the areas in which farmers market organizers need to examine their own biases and be open and honest about the barriers in our part of the movement is on racial equity. We should tip our hat to the community farm movement, because these issues are being raised in many more communities that work on urban ag and with immigrant farmers but unfortunately, in my experience it happens much less often in the general farmers market movement.
We can begin to learn how to address issues by attending webinars like this series that was brought to my attention by my colleague Oklahoma farmer, market organizer and food activist Demalda Newsome who is leading the way in her own community and also throughout the U.S. as a board member of the Community Food Security Coalition and SSAWG.
read more at Helping Public Markets Grow
- State officials say more Va farmers sale wholesale (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- The World’s Coolest Farmers’ Markets (thedailymeal.com)