People picking up produce or other goodies at farmer's markets in Illinois will have a better idea what they're buying under pending legislation. The measure would make impose state wide health standards to ensure uniformity. Wes King with the Illinois Stewardship Alliance says the bill also contains a provision that would stop people from buying food at Mega Mart,:
"And then show up at farmer's markets and pretend to be farmers. It happened with honey, it happens regularly in the farmer's market world. It creates unfair competition for the farmers who are actually growing product and selling it locally"
King says people who market product bought at another retail outlet to re-sell at Farmers' Markets would have to have a sign saying so.
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