Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The Recession and the Farmers' Market
Despite the dire warnings and reports that I've been hearing on the news, I'm pleased to report that the farmers' markets where I've been vending this winter have been thriving, at a time of year when farmers' markets don't normally thrive.
I don't want to be cocky about this, and I realize that anything can happen, but I don't think it's an accident that chain stores at malls are closing while people are choosing to spend more of what little money they have on better food.
Ethical Corporation magazine doesn't think it's an accident either. The researchers they cite say that ethical businesses tend to suffer less during tight economic times, because the people who support them care about more than price.