There are of course exceptions. Walmart has of course driven out competition, managed to negotiate very preferential arrangements with local governments, and stood by while many other crimes have been committed on their property:
I see peer-to-peer/online farmers’ markets as a simple, but powerful tool to help local food systems grow much faster. Traditional farmers markets often are only allowed to grow at the speed of concrete. I’m excited about the alternative we can build with @goMarketNC (formerly @drmLocallyGrown). I think a lot more people should think about ways to bring #p2p and #sharingeconomy ideas to their local food system. Starting with locallygrown.net isn’t a terrible way to go, though I do sometimes wish for an open source alternative.