Lion of the Blogosphere

I agree that farmers’ markets are racist

People may make fun of this conclusion. But I agree with it!

For starters, there is no doubt that farmers’ markets are classist. To quote Wikipedia, “class discrimination, also known as classism, is prejudice or discrimination on the basis of social class.” While most overt displays of classism are now considered uncouth by the elite classes (and that’s unfortunate because it has led to the spread of disgusting low-class things like tattoos and rap music), looking down on people for their low-class food habits is considered totally acceptable.

Yes, upper-class white people show their superiority over the lower classes, which includes almost all blacks (except the Obamas who were the whitest first family ever to live in the White House), by publicly flaunting their high-class food habits by shopping at farmers’ markets.

Whether or not classism is inherently racist, well I don’t personally agree, but I am sure that all SJWs would find racism in it because classism disproportionately discriminates against people of color.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 16, 2019 at 4:04 PM

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  1. Where I live the Farmer’s Markets are a consortium of SWPL, prole and Amish farmers. It transcends social class but is thoroughly huwhite.

    B.T.D.T.

    October 16, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    • OT: Question on the Amish

      How is it that they are allowed to own their own exclusive/self-governed territory within the US?

      What happens if a non-Amish wants to move in?

      fakeemail

      October 16, 2019 at 11:13 PM

      • Where do the Amish own exclusive/self-governed territory?

        beancrusher

        October 17, 2019 at 7:31 AM

    • There is a Farmer’s Market in the East Village, Manhattan that caters to Hipster poseurs. It seems to be on the lower end, where as the other Farmer’s Markets are in neighborhoods with real wealth.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      October 17, 2019 at 9:37 AM

  2. God forbid that “the food consumption habits of white people [be] normalized.”

    Hermes

    October 16, 2019 at 5:27 PM

  3. Aren’t farmer’s markets just a good way of contracting food-born illnesses?

    raoulduke2767

    October 16, 2019 at 6:14 PM

  4. I haven’t been to the Union Square farmer’s market in several months but from what I recall it was far from all-Icy.

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    October 16, 2019 at 6:43 PM

  5. “I am sure that all SJWs would find racism in it because classism disproportionately discriminates against people of color.”

    No, they won’t. SWPLs always exempt their own preferences from their accusations.

    Justice Duvall

    October 16, 2019 at 7:03 PM

  6. I also would agree with most of the article. Except it seems one of the conclusion of the authors is that farmers markets cause gentrification, which is pretty silly. Much more likely the farmers markets open in pre-gentrified areas.

    beancrusher

    October 16, 2019 at 7:26 PM

  7. NYC’s blacks have the lowest class of eating habits because they are the main consumers of fast food chains, which includes healthier ones like Subway, more so than Hispanics. blacks are indeed the losers when it comes to good eating and pretty much everything else in America. Even at Trader Joe’s, you are apt not to find blacks shopping there.

    Ok, what, who's this again?

    October 16, 2019 at 7:39 PM

  8. ‘Yes, upper-class white people show their superiority over the lower classes, which includes almost all blacks (except the Obamas who were the whitest first family ever to live in the White House), by publicly flaunting their high-class food habits by shopping at farmers’ markets.’

    Mate, check into a psychiatric ward immediately. You are not well. I can’t speak for the upper-class white people, but my kids and I shop in places like this and we never intended to show any superiority over anybody. What superiority is there to show? Over whom? I just want to buy the best and the healthiest food since I can afford it now. You gotta be nuts to think that eating a healthy carrot or these eggs from chickens that walk around has anything to do with superiority. Just makes sense that a hen that isn’t cooped up in an equivalent of a cubicle, eats good food and is happy gonna have better eggs. I made an omelet from those eggs for my 94 year old mother and she said those eggs were amazing. To tell the truth I can’t tell difference, but it makes sense that there should be one.

    The upper class superiority doesn’t need farmer’s markets to be apparent to anyone with one eye.

    Yakov

    October 16, 2019 at 8:10 PM

    • And you could have added that the people with the “superior” food habits will gladly exempt blacks from their condescension. If blacks showed up at a farmers’ market with ham-hocks and dried collard greens, the SJW’s would ooh and ahhh over it.

      Department 11

      October 16, 2019 at 10:57 PM

    • Yeah, I went to farmers markets when I was a kid. The other people in attendance were no more high-class than the ones who went to the 4H exhibits at the county fair. In fact, I think a lot of them were the same people.

      MoreSigmasThanYou

      October 17, 2019 at 1:02 AM

  9. Any activity that NAM’s find boring, or uninteresting must be racist because there is no way that they could just prefer not to do something that white folks like. Camping isn’t high class and NAM’s don’t like camping. NASCAR isn’t high class and NAM’s don’t like NASCAR, etc. I will say, however, that poor rural blacks do go to farmer’s markets. But poor rural blacks are invisible to folks who write stuff so they just write what they know, aka they are ignorant.

    not too late

    October 16, 2019 at 8:23 PM

  10. I personally find farmer’s markets to be racist against Italians. Have you ever know a guido who owned his own farm? Most proleitalians live in large cities and suburbs. They buy their food at large supermarkets like Key Food and Shop Rite. Until they sell gold chains and plastic Madonnas for lawns, farmer’s markets are off my list of places to shop.

    Maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

    October 17, 2019 at 12:39 AM

    • There was a guido in Staten Island who grew tomatoes and sold them on the curb. Long before farmers’ markets were cool.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 17, 2019 at 7:09 AM

    • In Rome farmers markets were amazing: the best and the cheapest food. It’s depressing to think of how beautiful Rime is and be living in Brooklyn.

      Yakov

      October 17, 2019 at 9:49 AM

      • I was responding to Maryk and I meant Italy, obviously.

        Yakov

        October 17, 2019 at 12:37 PM

      • NYC-Tristate Italians seem to be a cursed group, by being ethnic, and unable to capitalize on their ethnicity,and they tend to embrace the prolier elements of Anglo Saxon (WASP) culture.

        Not to knock on Italians, but every time when I step foot on a neighborhood Italian grocer, it seems like most of the pre-packaged products aren’t even imported from Italy, except for canned tomatoes. There seems to be not an olive counter, where I get to sample the different Italian olives. You’ll find olives galore in other markets from other ethnic groups whose roots are Mediterranean. Basically, Italian Americans, those whose roots are from the south, have very little connection with their homeland.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        October 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM

      • Lion might have shopped at Eataly. It’s the high priced, Italian gourmet supermarket in Manhattan.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Farinetti

        The founder and owner of Eataly is Northern Italian. No surprise there.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        October 17, 2019 at 2:08 PM

      • I’ve walked into Eataly, but didn’t bought anything.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 17, 2019 at 2:11 PM

    • Wine making is farming. I’m told many of the farmers in New Mexico are of Italian ancestry. Remember NM Senator Pete Domenici?

      Curle

      October 17, 2019 at 10:42 AM

    • A few Italian Americans who are based out of California, especially Northern California (the Bay Area) have their roots from Northern Italy, contrasted to the Southern Italians and Sicilians (guidos) out in Staten Island, and the NYC-Tri-State Area, own apple orchards and wineries. They are like the White Mexicans who are more intelligent than the average Mestizo Mexican, who get to own wineries and run businesses that require substantial managerial skills. Meanwhile, Sal in NYC owns a pizzeria and tries to evade taxes.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      October 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM

  11. I suppose you live on a different planet. Farmers’ markets are everywhere on my planet, in places near where food is grown. Better quality at a lower price. Poor and rich people go there to save money and get better quality greens, fruits, veggies, fish, meat, cheese, honey, eggs, what have you.

    My 2c

    October 17, 2019 at 2:13 AM

    • Where I live, farmers’ markets means HIGHER prices than at the supermarket.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 17, 2019 at 7:10 AM

      • If you’re talking about Whole Foods, then the Farmer’s Market at Union Square, is fairly comparable. One thing that the Farmer’s Market isn’t so hot are the baked goods, unless we’re talking about Cider donuts (which are fried dough) purveyed by a few of the apple orchards based in the Hudson Valley. These guys would drive down to the city and dole out their donuts for a mere $1.25 each, which is hardly expensive.

        However, I have to say a brand like Bread Alone, which is also based in the Hudson Valley, makes a teeny weeny, 3″ x 5″ x 3″ pound cake made with organic ingredients that costs $8 a piece, which seems too cost prohibitive for many low class proles.This type of cake being a specialty, outside of their bread line, is not sold in Whole Foods, but only at the Farmer’s Market. So yes, this is a display of exclusiveness and snobbery. Other than that, farm raised eggs are another product that boast the superiority over Whole Foods, which costs more and shows a display of positional goods only afforded to those with money.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        October 17, 2019 at 9:29 AM

      • You kind of made Lion’s point for him.

        MoreSigmasThanYou

        October 17, 2019 at 12:30 PM

    • In my mid-sized coastal liberal city there is an outdoor farmers market each Thursday. Almost everyone I see there is on the extreme end of SWPL. I only purchase ready to eat there.

      Curle

      October 17, 2019 at 10:35 AM

      • Trying to picture the difference between an extreme SWPL and a regular SWPL.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 17, 2019 at 10:37 AM

      • Extreme SWPL:

        Most live at a distance from the market in high end neighborhoods but are only downtown for their Bobo jobs.

        Curle

        October 17, 2019 at 12:02 PM

      • I’d say that the extreme ones are those who feel the need to constantly signal their SWPL in-group loyalty, and who feel intensely uncomfortable when they leave their bubble. The two that I’m thinking of were both taught at private schools. That’s probably not a coincidence.

        It can be like any other subculture. The kid who listens to ICP three times a week, and owns one hatchetman sticker that he put on the bottom of his skateboard is a Juggalo. The kid who only listens to ICP and Twisted, walks around with headphones on, and wears clown makeup every weekend, he’s an extreme Juggalo.

        MoreSigmasThanYou

        October 17, 2019 at 12:29 PM

  12. By your definition, Museums or Philarmonic, are racists. Math, Physics and Computer science are also racists. 😂

    Bruno

    October 17, 2019 at 3:49 AM

    • Bruno, as a black man, I have stood in math classrooms and been subjected to extreme racism. The equations first of all, are done in WHITE chalk. Museums are for people with above average IQs, which rules out about 80% of black people on the planet and computers basically fucking suck.

      The Social Justice Warrior

      October 17, 2019 at 8:23 AM

    • Have you ever seen a museum dedicated to rap music? Has the Philharmonic performed the works of Dr. Dre? Racist – case closed.

      Curle

      October 17, 2019 at 10:38 AM

  13. Absolutely correct. Not only are farmer’s markets racist but also the activity of farming.

    The Social Justice Warrior

    October 17, 2019 at 5:00 AM

    • I assume your post was intended as irony. As my original post was – yet few indicated that they understood I was joking. I thought the part about wanting to buy gold chains and plastic Madonnas made it obvious.

      Maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

      October 17, 2019 at 8:45 PM

  14. This blog is becoming redundant.

    Why can’t you say something interesting, such as the article referred to is evidence that there is literally a war on white people? Why can’t you say that?

    gothamette

    October 17, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    • He watches to much tv and trashy movies.

      Yakov

      October 17, 2019 at 6:32 PM

      • I find Lion very weird. He seems to have literally no friends. And a heterosexual guy who doesn’t even care about one sport? Doubtful.

        gothamette

        October 18, 2019 at 11:03 AM

    • Yeah, instead he says that he agrees with the left-wing authors about what’s “racist.”

      Hermes

      October 17, 2019 at 6:39 PM

  15. They really are. Most of the time these articles that complain about too many white in something just ignore the existence of asian people (like in tech companies, video games, classical music, etc). farmers’ markets are one of the few things that really is white people, with very few asian people.

    Ironically (for someone on this blog, who generally likes white people’s culture) I can’t stand farmer’s markets. They’re slow, expensive, inconvenient, and there’s a social pressure to listen to hippy music and listen to people talk about liberal politics.

    ack-acking

    October 17, 2019 at 12:38 PM

  16. It’s not racist. I see plenty of Jews, East Asians, and Subcons at farmers markets. Given, White people are still the majority, but that’s only because Whites are the absolute majority population in my area.

    SC

    October 17, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    • Jews are not only white, in the context of farmers’ markets, they are at the extreme pale end of white.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 17, 2019 at 4:13 PM

      • Historically, in Europe there were Jewish farmers’ markets, where you could buy anything, including IDs and guns. Are there any in New York?

        My 2¢

        October 17, 2019 at 7:20 PM

      • No, there’s nothing like that in NYC.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 17, 2019 at 8:28 PM

  17. Are Asian supermarkets racist? I think not. They have simply identified a niche market that is not being served well by traditional supermarkets and tried to fill it. The majority of the customers are Asian, but that does not make it racist.

    MikeCA

    October 17, 2019 at 7:09 PM

  18. Ive tried moonlighting with various app economy jobs including food delivery and seeing who ordered what was really amazing.

    The richest people generally ordered from organic restaurants. There is a chain in LA I was not familiar with called Ono Hawaiian BBQ. Black people were constantly ordering “Chicken Katsu” from that place which is fried chicken.

    Also black people were constantly ordering hot wings from various restaurants. Rich white people never order hot wings which makes me feel like a prole because I like hot wings. Rich white people do order a lot of burgers and fries though. Usually from fancy places.

    But sometimes I would get black people ordering from organic type places and when they did they would always tip well. Even when I delivered into the heart of the ghetto. Fried chicken customers didnt tip that well.

    Alfred Coffee was the coffee shop for the rich. Orders from there would always take me to nice houses.

    An order from some reasonably priced small organic cafe got me let into 1 W Century Dr, the most luxurious place I’ve ever seen in my life. I felt uncomfortable even being in there.

    Of course rich people have kids so you’d get fast food and pizza orders to giant mansions and the teenage children would come out and pick it up.

    I worked on some jewish holiday and got a lot of deliveries of matzo ball soup and brisket from places like Canter’s Deli to nice homes and contrary to stereotypes I got great tips.

    A lot of the wealthiest customers would order from small restaurants so its hard to generalize. But the two places that most make me think of upper class white people place in LA are places like Erewhon Market or Joan’s on Third. They are pricey but packed out the doors and mostly appeal to white people.

    I was also surprised that sushi, despite being relatively expensive, seems to be more of a middle class thing.

    Alex

    October 18, 2019 at 2:56 AM

  19. The old SWPL blog beat you to this 11 years ago.

    https://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/01/18/5-farmers-markets/

    ScarletNumber

    October 18, 2019 at 10:16 AM

  20. Many leftist try to exloud people that don’t eat like them in the name of healthy ideas…

    GeorgVon1

    November 11, 2019 at 11:41 PM


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