Farmer’s Markets may seem like a new idea, but they’re not.
“Markets, and farmer’s markets, are ancient. Even before money, markets were there people would get together in their village and trade, and very simply. So, the farmer’s market I would like to feel is like going back to basics. “
USDA Architect Fidel Delgado, says, for example, the farmer ‘s market in Santa Fe New Mexico traces its roots back to Spanish colonial times.
“The Spaniards came with a play book on how a community shoud develop. But, always very important is the place for the interaction of farmers with the people of the communiy. And the farmer’s market is always in the center.”
These days, Delgado said farmers markets also make good economic sense.
“It’s really an incubator or businesses, especially agriculture businesses.”
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