We love Farmers Markets, but would like to interject the following:
Should the city be in competition with the private sector?
There are at least two privately owned vegetable stands in the city, both on the east side of Dequindre Road (Kathy’s Produce: http://bit.ly/1Kx02cQ)
Question: If the city is going to go into competition with the private sector then why don’t they hold it at Freedom Hill where it is easier to get in and out of the park and it doesn’t back up traffic at the roundabout by city hall?
The Liability Question
What liability is the city opening itself up to in the event of an accident? What is the risk? If you believe the risk to be minute or the liability to be “0” please let us know why in the comments.
Farmers Market Opens in June – In August the following articles appear in the newspapers regarding contaminated food being sold at the Sterling Heights Farmers Market:
Officials warn products sold at Metro Detroit Farmer’s Markets may contain Botulism (Anyone who bought the affected products should dispose of them immediately, following special precautions)
Consumers urged to toss food products from local company (Locations where these products were sold – include Shelby Township, St. Clair Shores, Dodge Park, Sterling Heights and New Baltimore farmers markets.
To our knowledge our City Council or City Manager has not stated what they are doing about this or as to what liability the city may have in this matter.