I received a call from a Chamber of Commerce person for an un-named town on Friday.
I was expecting a call from them as I had been told that they were looking to have a farmers market as part of their town festival as a new effort at promoting local produce and local farmers.
The woman informed me (on the answering machinge) that at their recent Chamber of Commerce board meeting they had decided that "honey people" would not be included as part of the Farmers Market section. However, I could submit an application pending approval for inclusion in another part of their festival. She stated that they decided they only wanted the vegetable and fruit growers type farmers.
What????? Since when does honey not belong in a farmers market? What do they think actually pollinates some of their produce?
I haven't yet talked to this lady in person but will be contacting her today. I have a fairly good idea of how I am going to approach the subject but wanted some input from others? (I intend to be very kind and humble. I do NOT want to appear as some hot-head.... so its probably best I wasn't there when she called! )
I've got to call about 11am CST today.. Any thoughts would be appreciated.