Fruit from Oakland Farmers Market on dock on San Francisco Bay

Korean Giant Asian pear, Winter Nellis pear, Cara Cara orange and pomelo. purchased at the Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2014, photographed on a dock on San Francisco Bay


Jim Hightower, “America’s #1 populist,” according to his own web site, has been a vocal advocate for small farmers, and for programs that help them directly market their produce, ever since he served two terms as the elected Texas state agriculutural commissioner in the 1980s

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Hightower recently talked to Seasonal Chef about how the proliferation of farmers markets and the farm to table movement are creating grassroots jobs and promoting economic democracy in America.