Check out the op-ed we got placed in the SF Chronicle for our client the Ecology Center. Ben Feldman, Program Director for Food and Farming, a project of the Ecology Center, penned the op-ed that we placed.
Law needs to weed out fraud at farmers’ markets
Ever been attracted by a luscious display of seasonal squash and fresh greens at your local farmers’ market but dismayed that the farmer couldn’t answer your questions about the produce? Or did you wonder why the vendor was selling bananas and pineapples at a Bay Area farmers’ market?
AB1871, legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law last month, is arguably the most important piece of legislation affecting California farmers’ markets since they were authorized in 1977. AB1871 imposes a fee per vendor to raise $1 million for the Farmers’ Market Program of the California Department of Food and Agriculture to help protect farmers and consumers from fraud. [Read Full Article]