Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Counterfeit Produce - Farmers Market Fraud

The California farmer's market industry has taken a hit recently as the Los Angeles Times reported on alleged food sourcing fraud.

According to "The largest operator of Southern California farmers markets has protected a vendor who buys produce wholesale and misrepresents it as his own, alleged one of the company's managers, who made the claim at a listening session held by the California Department of Food and Agriculture last week in Santa Monica. The operator has denied the allegation, but the repercussions seem likely to reverberate in the farmers market world."

Read the full article here:,0,3946012.story

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