Friday, June 6, 2008

Fuel Cost May Hurt Farmers' Markets

With prices rising for everything in today's economy, how does this affect farmers' markets? Here is an up close look at how some folks believe farmers' markets are being impacted by the increase in gas prices.

Fuel Cost May Hurt Farmers' Markets

The high cost of fuel has created uncertainty over the price of fresh produce.

But growers say they'll find ways to keep prices in line to compete with grocery stores and avoid driving away consumers. "The whole farming industry is petroleum-based, so it's a struggle to keep the prices from increasing," said Rick Lattin, of Lattin Farms in Fallon. "Just the cost of getting to market is something that's scaring the daylights out of us

Read the entire story here.

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