As a “working” farmers market and being open EVERY day of the year, JFM vendors must have inventory to meet demand year round and for convenient one-stop shopping. This allows vendors to sustain their businesses between various “local” seasons and to attract a wider range of shoppers looking for exotic, specialty, ethnic, or out-of-local-season items to compliment their “local” purchases. Wherever possible, JFM vendors prefer to carry “local”. If an item is not grown “locally”, is out of season, or an adequate supply is not locally available due to weather or other events impairing adequate local production, vendors must look beyond immediate “local” sources. We suggest customers inquire of the vendors they are dealing with as to the source of their products if the source is a concern.