Is big business the only good business?

Shouldn't the local farmers' market attempt to promote locally grown produce?

  • Aug. 20, 2012 12:00 p.m.

Earlier this summer, Trail and District Chamber of Commerce encouraged the development of a farmers’ market on the Esplanade where local growers could market their produce to consumers hungry for locally grown (sometimes organically) fruits and vegetables.

This was a good idea welcomed by many.

Then, last week, the big foot of commerce appeared there in the form of a huge semi loaded with “imported” produce, crushing to near-non-existence the local producers.

Did the chamber make a mistake in allowing this intrusion or should the chamber be renamed “Trail and District Chamber of BIG Business?”  Here comes “Monsantoism” and Agribiz.

Bryan Earthy,