… And in places like Mooney’s Market circa 1920 and 1939, Palmerton, Pa. To whom do these simpletons think farmers sold their food?
Then there’s these two excerpts from an 1872 book by Daniel Mc Cabe, Lights and Shadows of New York Life
With the first light of dawn, and frequently long before the darkness has passed away, the market farmers and gardeners of Long Island and New Jersey crowd the boats with their huge wagons heavily loaded with vegetables and fruits for the city markets.
The stock seems immense, but it disappears rapidly. Fruits command high prices in New York, but sell readily. The market is very rarely overstocked. The same may be said of vegetables. Good vegetables are always in demand. Those who furnish pure, fresh vegetables and meats are sure of a prosperous trade, but the amount of tainted wares of this kind disposed of daily is surprising. Nothing is lost here. Everything finds a purchaser.