So my Farmer's market is cracking down on non-local products. Great! Now what does that mean exactly? Well, for one, this woman who was selling clothes that she imported from Europe can no longer do that. She can only sell clothes that are manufactured locally. Hmmm ok, great. But let's stop and think for just a second: there's a stand that sells pop corn. I asked where their corn came from, and they couldn't even answer. Most probably not from southern california. And yet they're considered local, because they make the pop-corn right there at the Farmer's market. Hmmm. Same goes for those guys selling roasted conventionally mass produced chicken, which, for all I know, come from another side of the country: they roast them right there on the Farmer's market, so they're local. Same with the fruit juice stand, the burrito stand, the crepe stand, etc...: fruits from other countries, burrito meat from other countries, flour from who knows where...: local products, because they are cooked at the market. I went back to see that woman who sells clothes, and told her all she'd have to do to resume her business selling clothes imported from Europe is to apply a sticker, or maybe saw a little patch somewhere on the clothes. Then they'd be considered locally made. Kinda ridiculous, don't you think? Oh and by the way, the guy selling kids made-in-China balloons at the entrance of the market? He inflates the balloons at his house before he shows up to the market, so they're local as well.