Friday, April 24, 2009

It's a beautiful day in San Francisco, so why am I inside blogging?

This is going to be short because fabulous as the view is from my hotel room, the City calls. Lane McConnell with Missouri Department of Agriculture insisted that you all would want to know what's happening at the International Public Markets Conference this weekend so here goes:

So far we've heard from some of the lead people in USDA, managers and market folks from Portland, OR, New Orleans, Seattle, the California FM Association, London, England, Barcelona, Spain, and Webb City. Yes, all along Jeff & Lisa Montgomery have said Webb City is the greatest in the world. Apparently, at least at this meeting, it's right up there!

The consensus is that we are in a golden age of farmers markets in the US and I have to agree. More people are eating locally, more growers are selling locally. And we're all better off for it.

More tomorrow - a reception at the Ferry Plaza Market beckons right now