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Life, Fruits, and Veggies on the Street

The farmers market is one of America’s fastest growing expressions of public life. Since 1994, there has been a 448% increase in the number of farmers markets across the country as tracked by the USDA — 168 markets are currently listed in Texas by the organization. The explosion in farmers markets across Texas' cities has gone hand-in-hand with an increasing awareness of the economics of food production, concerns over national health, and a desire to have a direct relationship with the producers of the food one consumes. The typology of the markets is a relatively simple affair. They typically consist…