Issuu on Google+

Dove Place !NTIQUES #ONSIGNMENTS 7E3ELLFOR9OUON 453-1490 #ONSIGNMENTS!LWAYS 7ELCOME "EST!NTIQUE3HOP "EST#ONSIGNMENT3HOP h4HANK9OUFOR9OUR 6OTES3UPPORTv ˆ2OBIN7AYNE7ECHSLER 3IR&RANCIS$RAKE"LVDs3AN!NSELMOsWWWDOVEPLACEANTIQUESCOM members of the tropical fruit family coalition picket at the marin farmers markets. “Local Shmocal! It has come to the attention of the Tropical Fruit Family Coalition (TFFC) that fruits and vegetables grown outside of California are not allowed to be sold at the Marin Farmers Markets. We feel that this is discriminatory. Your motto “fresh and localâ€? leaves us out. We demand an explanation!â€? -The Tropical Fruit Family Coalition Hi. My name is Tommy Tomato and I represent the Marin Farmers Markets. In response to recent demonstrations by the Tropical Fruit Family Coalition, I feel the need to clarify that we local fruits and vegetables hold no prejudices against tropical fruits. It’s just that we’re committed to following the rules for California CertiďŹ ed Farmers Markets. If it’s not grown by a CertiďŹ ed Producer in California, it can’t be sold at the Marin Farmers Markets. It’s not personal. Even the most die-hard locavore probably enjoys an occasional banana. The most important thing to me is that people think about where their food is coming from and make an eort to purchase locally-grown food ďŹ rst. The Marin Farmers Markets are proud to celebrate four years of being voted Marin’s Best for Organic Produce. Thank you for your vote and your ongoing support! Marin Civic Center (Sun & Thurs, 8-1, ALL YEAR) MArin City (Sat, 9-1, May-September) Novato (Tues, 4-8, May-September) Fairfax (Wed, 4-8, May-September) Grand Lake — OAKLAND (Sat, 9-2, ALL YEAR) Newark (Sun, 9-1, ALL YEAR) Hayward (Sat, 9-1, ALL YEAR) Stonestown — San Francisco (Sun, 9-1, ALL YEAR) M A RI N A G RI C U LT U R A L I N ST IT UT E . O RG A 501(C)3 NON-PROFIT MARCH 26 – APRIL 1, 2010 PACIFIC SUN 69

Pacific Sun 03.26.2010 - Section 3

Related publications