His answer was: " P" Supermarket!!! He did not say the farm or garden ,because he grew up in a city.He never before saw a tomato growing on a vine at a farm or garden!!
Back to the NOW:There are rumors news circulating by the main stream media about this subject ." Publix trying to buy Whole Foods"..
Is it for real..I do not know??? But is it worth checking from a farmers point of view? Yes!.
First read the first hand news as per the WPB POST regarding the alleged Publix acquisition :
Enter the end of small and family businesses /diversity , and the beginning age of HEALTH FOOD /VITAMINS monopoly in the Organic food industry !
To back up my statement about the disappearing MOM and POP Health Food Stores, I will mention one that used to exist in Delray Beach for 38 years.Nutrition Cottage is the one I am talking about.The owners are Mark and Karen a Pop and Mom..They had to close down the store as they could not afford the increase of rent .How many cared or noticed? I did .Mark was a big supporter of LOCAL Organic Farmers.He even invited me several times to give Organic Gardening Seminars at his Health Food Store.Not only did I lose a supporter to local farmers but we all lost the only Health Food Store in Delray Beach..and on top 15 jobs were lost.
Talk about a growing job market and economy, just add more misinformation baloney by the main stream media.By the way, Mark told me that he called all local main stream media to do a coverage , none showed up!!!
I noticed that more AGRARIAN land is being \transformed into by developments here in south Florida and beyond ,please refer to my previous article onEarth Day/ Everglades Ag. Reserve :