Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Where is the farmer?

If you look closely at this photo of booths at the Thursday "Farmers' Market" in Westwood just south of UCLA, you don't see a lot of farm products.  According to the Daily Bruin, that fact, i.e., competition with non-food store owners in Westwood, has led to protests about the weekly market sponsored by the revived Westwood Business Improvement District.  Apparently, the added foot traffic in the village doesn't make up for lost local business from the competition and perhaps from the general pedestrian congestion on Broxton.  What started out as a dispute over the management firm that runs the market has now become a more general dispute over the market's location and mix of products.

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