One of the many great ways to spread Oxfam's message about supporting international small scale farmers is by reaching out to those who support local small scale farmers - such as those at farmer's markets!
Yesterday, we tabled at Southridge Mall on the south side of Des Moines and collected petition signatures while spreading information about the GROW campaign: a campaign to sustainably feed 9 billion people by the year 2050. We met some wonderful people who came out to support their local farmers despite the extreme heat and high winds (we had moderate difficulty keeping the table cloth and papers on our table!). If you weren't able to make it out to Southridge or your local farmer's market is in another part of town, don't panic! It's very likely that we're coming soon to a farmer's market near you!
Check out these "action shots" from yesterday!