Growers' and farmers' markets throughout Oregon offer a vital source of fresh and health foods to Oregonians. They also give farmers a way to connect directly with their customers without the mediation of a grocery store and chain. Finally, such markets reduce food miles, i.e., the distance food must be transported to reach the consumer. What's not to like?
This report is the first collaborative effort of Oregon Community Media, a collaboration of Oregon community radio stations. The first segment of this show is all about the Saturday market on Oak Street.