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  1. Jane Jewett
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    That tip along the lines of “come late in the day to get deals on produce that farmers don’t want to take home” is likely to get some significant push-back from farmers’ market vendors. Lots of vendors choose to compost produce or donate it to food shelves rather than reduce their price — they don’t want to train customers to come late and try to get a price that is below what the farmer needs to earn. I saw a blog post awhile back in which a writer asked a farmers’ market vendor about offering end-of-day discounts: he reported that the farmer looked him in the eye, put a hand on his shoulder, and said “That way lies madness.”

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