BF, Walpole farmers spar over markets

BF, Walpole farmers spar over markets

There are 19 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Apr 27, 2010, titled BF, Walpole farmers spar over markets. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

Supporters of a new farmers' market in Walpole, N.H., hope the new venture helps farmers on both sides of the river.

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Liberace

Craftsbury, VT

#1 Apr 27, 2010
Our free market society is based on good competition and just maybe this will afford folks on both sides of the river better prices.

As far as Drama goes well Bellows Falls has the best drama directed sitting on her throne with his mate right behind him.

Its time to dethrone the QUEEN and get real with Bellows Falls.

A good suggestion would be a drag show at the BF farmers market like La Cage au Faux that will draw crowds to her majesty's chamber.
Operation Market Garden

Killington, VT

#2 Apr 27, 2010
Its worth mentioning, as the Reformer should have, that the proposed Walpole Farmers Market will only be open to vendors from Walpole while the BF Market is open to any farmer in the area.
Robin

Walpole, NH

#3 Apr 27, 2010
Liberace, you need to take your homophobic crap to a therapist because you've obviously got an unhealthy obsession with other people's private lives.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#4 Apr 27, 2010
I prefer it when bigots show their colors. It clearly identifies them.
Robin

Walpole, NH

#5 Apr 27, 2010
I find the lack of any moderation of these forums to be incredibly problematic. The stuff that is said against people here can be considered libel, and a it is google-able. The Reformer should enforce the Terms of Service that people are tacitly agreeing to when they post here:

"In addition, you agree to NOT use the Service to: upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, torturous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; "
Hunter

Craftsbury, VT

#6 Apr 27, 2010
Is Mandy the same person that ran Fletchers into the ground?
Jill Robinson

Bellows Falls, VT

#7 Apr 27, 2010
Just to clarify a bit of misinformation that seems to be going around ... Our market is NOT closed to vendors beyond Walpole. Anyone is welcome to look at our vendor list or read our market guidelines on the website at http://www.walpolefarmersmarket.com .
Operation Market Garden wrote:
Its worth mentioning, as the Reformer should have, that the proposed Walpole Farmers Market will only be open to vendors from Walpole while the BF Market is open to any farmer in the area.
Robin

Walpole, NH

#8 Apr 27, 2010
I do hope that they consider a reschedule. The decision to undercut the BF Farmer's Market is hardly neighborly and doesn't give much value-add to the community. If Walpole had a Farmer's Market at a different time, I would eagerly shop there as a means of keeping fresh and local in my refrigerator week-round. But with this rude turn I'm having a hard time justifying doing any shopping in Walpole at all.
red-brested robin censor

Newfane, VT

#9 Apr 27, 2010
Robin wrote:
I find the lack of any moderation of these forums to be incredibly problematic. The stuff that is said against people here can be considered libel, and a it is google-able. The Reformer should enforce the Terms of Service that people are tacitly agreeing to when they post here:
"In addition, you agree to NOT use the Service to: upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, torturous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; "
If you don't like it, don't read it. The purpose of these forums is to find the views of others.
Todd

Newfane, VT

#10 Apr 27, 2010
Is the BF Market still allowing people who burn hazardous waste in their crop fields to still sell their "organic, natural" food grown in those fields at their market?
Jolly Green Giant

Craftsbury, VT

#11 Apr 28, 2010
We have to be neighborly to even toxic waste dumpers so they can add to the flavor of Bellows Falls.

If I see them selling at the BF market I wont buy their products and I hope Walpole squeeze them out.
Todd

Newfane, VT

#12 Apr 28, 2010
Jolly Green Giant wrote:
We have to be neighborly to even toxic waste dumpers so they can add to the flavor of Bellows Falls.
If I see them selling at the BF market I wont buy their products and I hope Walpole squeeze them out.
I feel it is our responsibility to inform shoppers of the farmers markets of such merchants. They will devalue the value of fresh local produce & products, certainly not what we want in the Farmers Markets.

I know they have been selling at the BF market as well as the Townshend market, I don't know about Bratt or Jamaica. Let's hope they are forbidden to continue, or if they do set up that consumers boycott them.

Support REAL organic local produce & products!
cecil B

Harrisville, NH

#13 Apr 28, 2010
who needs a farmers market when we have allen bros, harlow's and pete's stand.
Mary

Newfane, VT

#14 Apr 28, 2010
A few points to consider:

Harlow's IS organic, Allen Bros is not. I don't know about Pete's Stand.

Although Harlow's is well stocked with great staff, the farmers markets often offer more unique diversity that larger sellers cannot.

Buying at Farmers Markets helps the small farmer and hobby farmers.

For many, the farmers markets are MUCH nearer than the farm stores.

I know the atmosphere at the Townshend Farmers Market cannot be beat! The setting on the Common is unsurpassed and is so refreshing. I get to see and visit with friends, old & new, and try many locally produced specialties.

SUPPORT LOCAL ORGANIC PRODUCERS whether they are large or small.
relevance

Keene, NH

#15 Apr 28, 2010
who is burning toxic? This is the first I have heard of that and I would love to know. Myself, and my kids all use the farmers market and this information is pretty important!
John Fisk

Peterborough, NH

#16 Apr 28, 2010
The Island Ponders were burning toxic waste in their fields 2 months ago.Some know them as Twelve Tribes.

I think it really is Twelve Wifes. They bread like rabbits.
Jolly Green Giant

Craftsbury, VT

#17 Apr 29, 2010
Relevance your mom could have told you all about that fiasco when they tore Oona's down and town hall ignored repeated warnings about that illegal activity.
The ANR police came all the way down from Waterbury VT and then shut down the illegal burn of toxic waste that had raged for over 30 hours right behind the BFUHS.

The report has been sent to Waterbury Headquarters and ANR is waiting soil samples taken from the Basin farm and Oona's before they fine the 12 tribes ET ALL

In the meantime the Crematory issue is flaring up again and should spice up the framers market in BF with a new flavor of the week when that operation gets approved.

I really liked the idea I read about the La Cage au Faux show with the chamber directress that will be a big draw to BF and should the Jolly Green Giant prevail in enforcing the laws of the state of Vermont we can use the 12 tribe tomatoes to voice our displeasure at a few well selected targets. Personally I would love to use a watermelon from the basin farm over the head of the directress but that would mean having to abuse those slugs that infect the 12 tribes crops every year.
Veggies123

Manchester, VT

#18 Jul 23, 2010
Pete's Stand is not certified organic, but I know they don't use any pesticides or chemicals. I think it's expensive to be certified and it's a small operation. Freshest veggies around though. You can actually see them out in the fields, drive in and unload onto the stand and take those vegetables. It's incredible.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#19 Jul 23, 2010
Veggies123 wrote:
Pete's Stand is not certified organic, but I know they don't use any pesticides or chemicals. I think it's expensive to be certified and it's a small operation. Freshest veggies around though. You can actually see them out in the fields, drive in and unload onto the stand and take those vegetables. It's incredible.
If you haven't tried their swiss chard, DO!

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