On Farmers Markets in the U.S.

After days of agony, I finally decided on the topic for my next assignment in my Food Policy class on the Sociology and Culture of Food: I will write about the development of Farmers Markets in the U.S. It is really interesting to see how popular they have grown here over the past decades – we have several only around DC and the Metropolitan Area. It is great to be able to directly interact with the producers and it is interesting to see that consumers are willing to pay more for small-scale, locally produced food of lower visible standards (though often better tasting) than the often more conveniently available produce in stores. However, best of all is probably to get to know the rich variety of products that are produced in the Washington DC’s surroundings. Here are some pictures from today’s farmers market by Dupont Circle:


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