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Word of Mouth

Are These Berries Legit?

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(Photo by WIsconsin Department of Natural Resources via Flickr)
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Produced with Emma Ruddock

Summer is here! School is out, temperatures are soaring, and farmers markets are popping up in fields and parking lots across the country. Loading up your public radio tote bags with freshly-harvested vegetables makes for better tasting food while supporting small farmers and the local economy. Except when it doesn’t.  Jodi Helmer wrote about farmers market fakers for Environmental Magazine and is on the line to tell us about some incidences of faux locals taking advantage of the farmers market phenomenon.