Eviction threats at Ontario farmers’ market

CBC News
January 03, 2018
By CBC News
January 3, 2018, Peterborough, Ont – Several local producers say they're facing expulsion from the Peterborough, Ont., farmers market because of their campaign to increase transparency among fellow vendors, just months after a CBC Marketplace investigation revealed two vendors were not being upfront about the provenance of their fruits and veggies.

The group on the chopping block includes four produce farms and three artisans, who are also part of the campaign to stand up for local producers over resellers peddling wholesale goods from elsewhere. READ MORE


0 #1 Eric Jelinski 2018-01-10 22:01
There are a few good markets, but many are operating outside the ethical standard of being s "Farmers Market" I cannot help but say that 'old boys club' and cartel come to mind. Their boards are sanctioned by both the provincial government and the municipal government, and both show signs of corruption trickled down from the premier's office, and now also from the federal liberals....any thing goes.. Now that this has gone this far. Get rid of the existing board, also means existing board members who are vendors are also expelled for say 5 years. Get an entirely new board that is 100% local growers, no artisans, and nobody who resells from the food terminal. Otherwise this is not a farm market, just a shopping mall on wheels.

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