Wed, Jun 8, 2011 -- 10:00 AM
Farmers Market Fraud?Download audio (MP3)
How can you be sure those cherries or plums from the farmers market are really local or organic? Last year, a TV station in Los Angeles found vendors making false claims -- including stalls selling produce bought from wholesalers. We discuss new proposals to increase enforcement, and find out how consumers can ensure they're getting the genuine artichoke.
Host: Rachael Myrow
- Ben Feldman, program manager for farmers markets with the Ecology Center
- Claudia Reid, policy director for California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
- David Karp, author of the "Market Watch" column for the Los Angeles Times' food section
- Noelle Cremers, director of natural resources and commodities for the California Farm Bureau Federation