Thursday, December 9, 2010
Not only as this new roof problem opened a whole new can of worms for vendors and staff, the long running feud been management and vendors that has been simmering for years is blowing wide open as well. Almost feels like it's a way for staff to get rid of vendors they don't like. When Greenfields left last week because of weariness with dealing with market staff, the last of the full range organic vegetable sellers went with them. Now it's all Ontario Food Terminal products, non-organic GMO, except for a few Mennonites with a small range of products. Can't really call it Farmer's market, since next to none of the vendors except the surviving meat and egg sellers. Even after the roof is fixed, the mismanagement of the market will continue, as city staff will continue to ignore complaints. Of course, the building itself is too narrow anyway, especially when people insist on bringing strollers and bundle buggies into the narrow aisles. Ah well, we'll see who survives.