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too-many-farmers-markets-blackberries.jpgLinda Aleci, co-founder of the Local Economy Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, thinks there might be too many farmers' markets. Aleci ran a three-year study that coincided with a 2007 farmers' market boom, and found that her local market "lost a significant number of farmers to bigger markets with more affluent customers" where they can sell their produce for up to four times the price they can get in their local, rural markets. [Salon]

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