Mark and Sue Parsons have participated as Boulder County Farmers’ Market growers/vendors since 1987, and Mark says they will continue to sell there until “Sue is pushing me down in a wheelchair”. In this interview they tell about their own evolution from IBM employees to full-time growers and comment both on the way that their customers’ desires shape what they grow and the close bonds they have formed with many of their customers. Mark has served as market manager and executive director, and both have served on the market’s board of directors. They describe the market’s governance structure, its mission and rules, and discuss what makes the Boulder market so successful.
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