Farmers Markets have become community institutions. They are gathering places for friends, one stop shopping for fresh and locally grown produce, meats and flowers. They also provide farmers and small businesses the chance to get their products out to the masses without paying for extra advertising.
Over the last ten years, Farmers Markets have more than doubled in the United States. That growth and the history of Farmers Markets is the subject of a new documentary called "Farmers Markets: Love at First Bite." The film is the brain child of Chicago based filmmaker Mike Lee, who focuses on the nationally recognized Davis Farmers Market.
Randi MacNear is the market manger for the Davis Farmers Market and talks about participating in the film and what the experience was like for those who work with the Davis Farmers Market and its customers. "Farmers Markets: Love at First Bite" will be screened during a world premiere event on Sunday, September 18. For more information go to davisfarmersmarket.org.
"Famers Markets: Love at First Bite"
Sunday, September 18
616 Second Street
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