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Farmers markets are growing increasingly frustrated with supermarket chains running imitation markets on weekends.
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21/11/2012 4:39:47 p.m.
robert vigil wrote:
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18/07/2012 10:44:10 a.m.
Charlotte Gordon wrote:
You're right, carpark sales are not new. And what you didn't see in that clip at Grey Lynn Farmers Market is that most of the market is actually happening inside. Plus I doubt many pak 'n saves offer beer making classes or live music. Or the chance to talk to the person who made, caught or grew what your your buying.
Farmers Markets can be competitive with supermarkets in many ways, not just price. Produce that was picked only hours before and isn't covered in chemicals will stay fresher and probably be better for your health.
Some markets are unscrupulous about letting in on-sellers but at our market we work hard to make sure this doesn't happen. Talking to growers, checking out their farms etc. So we're not all the same, but we certainly are quite different from a supermarket.
16/07/2012 9:45:11 a.m.
Carpark sales are not new.Go into a Pak-n-sav and it doesn't look much different from that normally - expect its under cover and keeps shoppers dry even with wet weather!If someone is selling, they need to be competitive. Live with it.Farmers Markets can still be profitable as it still cuts out the middleman. In this way the farmers markets should never disappear if they are not too greedy. Oh wait, we have already those on farmers markets who are selling produce who didn't grow it, so are no real difference from supermarkets - now those middlemen may feel threatened by supermarkets!
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