Earth Day FMC radio interview

Stacy Miller, Executive Director of Farmers Market Coalition and Michael Hurwitz, Greenmarket Executive Director (and FMC Board member) talk about markets and food systems.
Good quotes for all of you to use in your annual reports and grants proposals:
“The myth that somehow that supermarkets are this gleaming beacon of healthy choices…”
“in 2006 that first year of the (FMPP) grant program, they spent a million on promoting farmers markets…that same year, McDonald’s spent 850 million on its traditional media advertising…”
“We’re really in the early stages for fighting for health and equity…”
“I see farmers markets as the ultimate food hub”

in response to the assertion that food deserts are a myth:
(Michael) “Don’t get me started..”

“Our greatest competition are subsidies and advertising”

“Institutional buyers are trying to pay as little as they can”

Straight, No Chaser


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