At the town meeting to discuss and vote on it for a trial period, most of the speakers addressed providing local produce, especially to encourage healthy eating habits for our children. Instead we found the term "LOCAL" applying to Novato for pastry, Stockton for exotic butters, Salinas for strawberries, Hayward for jams, Pescadero for meats, San Francisco for seafood, Half Moon Bay for scarves, Redwood City for coffee, La Honda for candy, and Skyline Boulevard for jewelry.
I fail to see how any of these relates to our children's more healthy lifestyle, (or) are local or educational for our kids in our rural community.
Except for a couple of local growers like the Webb and Jelich ranches, all I can ascertain is that most of the merchandise offered is there for personal financial gain, encroaching upon, rather than enriching the quality of life in our town.
I really wish someone would define "local produce," which was repeated multiple times at the Portola Valley meeting as the purpose of this Farmers' Market.