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Snarky Blog Apology to Farmer Ron at Union Square
June 2, 2008, 10:47 pm
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Last week I made snarky remarks about farmer Ron. I wrote that, basically, the typical farmer at the market is difficult to deal with for a bunch of reasons. It seems appropriate to add that these guys have good reason for being a certain degree of difficult. First of all, the small farmer has been completely marginalized over the past several decades. They have been forced to sell cheap for years, they have been shut down by government programs that offer big subsidies to big farms to not grow all kinds of things. This is the very tip of the iceberg. By the time they get their goods to the city farmers market, they have worked plenty hard. A barrage of stupid questions from a city slicker chef must be the last thing a farmer wants to deal with. When you really start to see what these guys actually have to do to bring decent food to your table, you may grow a modicum of patience, even respect for the way a small group of individuals has shepherded our future. it is no less than that.


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