WILL THE NEW COMPETITORS TAKE A TOLL ON THE FARMER’S MARKET?

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You can likely expect some push back from vendors at the farmer’s market in downtown Houston. 

It was about a month ago when Mayor Annise Parker amended the city’s ordinance that regulates food trucks. 

The change allowed the mobile vendors to set up shop in downtown Houston and in the Medical Center area. 

But what I noticed Wednesday at the farmer’s market was most of the food trucks were taking all of the business from those who actually had booths on the ground at the weekly event. 

There were long lines of people buying their lunch from the mobile cooks. 

I believe there will be some friction down the road.