Monday, August 7, 2017
Rest areas should have farmers’ markets
Why don’t all rest areas have farmers’ markets?
Farmers’ markets (or farmstands) provide fresh local produce and farm products for travelers and cash income for local farmers, while advertising the virtues of the host state and the local countryside.
So, why don’t all rest areas have farmers’ markets?
Mainly because of institutional barriers. (Which, by the way, is no excuse for the poor traffic design and inadequate traveler information at typical rest areas.)
(See below – Jersey tomatoes on the Atlantic City Expressway! Thanks to South Jersey Transportation Authority.)