How can you be sure those cherries or plums from the farmers market are really local or organic? Last year, a TV station in Los Angeles found vendors making false claims — including stalls selling produce bought from wholesalers. KQED’s Forum discusses new proposals to increase enforcement, and find out how consumers can ensure they’re getting the genuine artichoke.
Host: Rachael Myrow
- Ben Feldman, program manager for farmers markets with the Ecology Center in Berkeley
- Claudia Reid, policy director for California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
- David Karp, author of the “Market Watch” column for the Los Angeles Times’ food section
- Noelle Cremers, director of natural resources and commodities for the California Farm Bureau Federation
Original Broadcast: Wed, Jun 8, 2011 — 10:00 AM