A story Thursday in The Post brought up an unusual fact that political activity (passing out leaflets and information, primarilly) are prohibited at our farmers markets, and we are the only city that has that restriction.
I wonder how we all feel about that. Frankly, with all the political activity surrounding us, I kinda like having one public place where I'm not assaulted with petitions, flyers, sign-wielding polemicists and politicians running for office.
Some have noted that there is a booth on Saturday where city leaders are made available for questions, but I note that I have never seen someone currently running for re-election in that booth and have seen several city employees and commission appointees manning the booth and they never actively approach people looking for a nice peach.
So I don't really consider that booth a political activity. However, I'm just one person.
What do the rest of you think? Do we need yet another forum for political promotiion and formal discussion/protest or should we leave it as it is and keep politics out of our organic produce?