Porch Quote

January 28, 2004
Fair trade?
"I wouldn't be a millionaire, but I could make a pretty good living if I could sell to grocery stores within a 20-mile radius of my home."
--Ryan Patterson, a former tobacco farmer in Harnett County who now grows tomatoes. A package of stories in Sunday's News & Observer made painfully clear the obstacles facing small farmers up against corporate farming and unconcerned consumers.

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