OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS I HAVE photographed market baskets. They come in all shapes and sizes, some with wheels, some with handles, some like cozy backpacks...but all chock full of goodies found at the market. Here's my parade of Market "baskets". Hope you enjoy!
For the past 18 months dairy farmers in America have faced their worst crisis since the Great Depression. Since December 2008, the price they are paid for their milk has dropped more than 50%. At the same time, giant dairy processors have raked in record profits while dairy farmers are losing their farms. This problem has been caused by excessive concentration, which offers farmers little choice where they can sell their milk. As a result of this economic crisis several farmers have taken their own lives in the face of crushing debt with no clear hope of resolution. Farmers need your voice today. Please stand with them!