I grew up on an 'urban-type farm', so I was lucky to have fresh, seasonal food. I've sold at growers' markets, been a customer, and helped run them. I can say from experience that the Dallas Farmers' Market is the worst market I've ever been to...and not just due to the homeless population. I've come to expect that a farmers' market will contain local, seasonal food. Dallas market vendors are a mixed bag - some vendors are local and wonderful, others are selling bananas, mangos and pineapples...give me a break. That place is a disgrace to what a growers' market should be and I tell everyone that's interested in it to find another 'true' growers' market.