So we were wondering through Union Square's farmer's market on Sunday with the thousands of others and were left wondering about the people manning the stands. Often, these men and women weren't your usual rural looking folks – they appeared fairly metropolitan, as if they lived in the city and were farming off their roofs. Returning with apples, because oddly it seemed to be apple week at the market (they store them somehow and then roll them out) we found an article about these new farmer types in the NY Times. They paper says that the growing market for organic and locally grown produce is making it possible for well-run small farms to thrive and this makes farming attractive:

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