You’ve done such a good job of connecting us with the devotion of the families that bring fresh food and flowers to the city, and you’ve picked a great time of year — winter — to remind us that good things come from farms year round — not just in late summer and fall. My friend Joanne Neft, who manages farmers markets throughout Placer County, will tell you that following the earth’s natural production cycle, eating food in season, is healthier and it saves on natural resources required to either transport or grow it under artificial conditions. See Joanne’s story at http://californiacountry.org/features/article.aspx?arID=766. I love your piece.
As a a local food producer and oft-years Farmer’s Marketer of organic eggs, fresh produce, canned goods like salsas & pickles, and sometimes baked goods, bringing my labours of love to the people, all I can tell say about this piece is that it is so true and so poignant it had me weeping by the end.
I am humbled to be able to be a part of this. It’s not a movement, it’s a way of life! Open markets have existed – with local foods – for thousands of years, so why should they be new, or even debatable, now?
Amazing, inspiring, beautiful documentary artwork.
Thank you =)
There is so much more to fresh and local than economics. Building community is an old idea that use to happen before cars and garage door openers. The Farmers’ Market is a community. Thank you for putting the community in heartfelt images.
This makes me love my farmer’s market even more. It’s one of the best things about living in the Tenderloin, when people who live in the tony neighborhoods of the city wrinkle their noses and ask me how it is to live here.
These are amazing drawings. I live in LA and it reminds me of my farmers market too, The artist has caught the feel behind the market and I will never look at my Sunday morning purchases of broccoli and hummus etc the same way again.