Separating the natives from the non-natives at local farmers' markets

It's one of those eternal rites of summer: Stopping by the weekend farmer's market, chatting up a few vendors and coming away with a juicy cantaloupe or two. But in the process, how often do you stop to inquire where, exactly, those cantaloupes came from? If you purchased them at one of the Denver-area farmer's markets, there's a chance that fruit came all the way from California or Mexico.

For this week's entry of my summer-long Urbavore's Dilemma series, which chronicles the local urban-farming and local-food movement, I nosed around the part of local farmer's markets most of those involved don't like to talk about: Where, exactly, they get their produce. Click here to see what I found out.


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