Sally Haines first joined what is now the Boulder County Farmers’ Markets in its early years as a seller of medicinal herbs that she wildcrafted. In the years that followed, she became a board member, the president of the board, and finally, the market manager. In this interview she explores many of the seminal changes that made the market what it is today, including offering new products (such as meats, cheeses, and prepared foods), moving the Wednesday market to the late afternoon and evening, opening the beer and wine garden at the Wednesday market, and joining of the Boulder and Longmont farmers’ markets. She also talks about the economics of running the market and some of the governance issues that have been part of the Boulder market’s growth.
This interview is one of a series about the Boulder County Farmers’ Market.
View DVD and time-indexed transcript at Carnegie Branch Library.