Re: “Growing assumptions” (TNT, 9-17).
The article on local food quoted a farmer who I’m sure is a nice man who works hard. But since he sells his cabbages in bulk to large retailers as far away as Russia, I suspect he’s not the best judge of the safety of small farmers who sell their food in local farmers markets.
Tim Richter suggests that these markets are “more dangerous sources of food,” and “anybody can go plant stuff in their backyard.”
Are you kidding me? Every week I go to farmers markets in Tacoma and enjoy fresh, local, delicious …