I was glad to attend the first Lodi Farmers Market and see it looked like the start of a good year.
We couldn't help but notice that at the first market of the season Lockeford Sausage has been given a prime food booth location on their very first appearance, as well as newspaper headlines, while those who are returning and loyal vendors have been pushed to the less desirable spaces. This hardly seems fair to those who have worked so hard over the past years to establish a steady following.
Once again it appears that the "good ol' boy" system is alive and well in Lodi. It seems to be working hand in hand with the Downtown Lodi Business Partnership. It makes one wonder what it takes to get a prime location on your first night at the Farmers Market. Is there a seniority or appeal process to gaining favorable a location? I certainly hope so. You can get a hot dog anywhere!