#NoPinkSlips - Stop Farmers from being kicked out of the PTBO Saturday Farmers' Market
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*After many concerned customers asking how to donate to help keep farmers in the Peterborough Saturday Farmers Market, an official GoFundMe page has now been set up to help cover legal costs as the seven vendors have been advised they may have to take legal action, which is expensive and time consuming. That can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/protect-local-food-and-farmers
Please do not donate on this Change.org website to help with those costs. Any funds donated on this Change.org page will go to promote the petition, not directly to the vendors. Donations to support legal costs should be made on GoFundMe. Any funds raised that are not needed for legal support will be donated to community organizations who support local farmers and local food*
Seven farmers and food producers have been given Pink Slips at the Peterborough Saturday Farmers' Market just before Christmas. These producers include: McLean Berry Farm, Circle Organic, Otonabee Apiary, Ashburnham Farms Gaelic Garlic, Finest Gourmet Fudge, Chef Marshal and Necessitea Elixir. Their families, farms, livelihoods and the future of local agriculture in Peterborough are at stake.
These vendors have asked for openness, transparency, honesty and fairness in the market and as a result, a vote has been called for Janurary 8th, by the Board of Directors, to remove all seven of these vendors from the Peterborough Saturday Farmers' Market.
Like others already removed from the market, the allegations against them are vague, unfounded and unproven. Why the double standard? Food fraud by others was proven decisively by the media and no action was taken against those vendors. Yet now these local 7 farmers and producers are being illegally kicked out for voicing their concerns.
Say NO PINK SLIPS for local food.
Tell the Farmers' Market Board and the City of Peterborough that you support local food and local farmers and you don't want to see these local farmers removed from the market.
Sign the petition now, share this to help protect local food and learn more soon at www.NoPinkSlips.ca #NoPinkSlips
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