Bion Bartning has figured out an ingenious way to sell foods from small local farms to Manhattanites—all day, seven days a week. His Basis market is a convenience store that carries meat, produce and dairy from more than 40 farms, charging less than farmers’ markets.
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“There are people who say eggs should cost $9 a dozen. I completely disagree with that,” he says. “We’re finding producers who are willing to be fair in their pricing, and we’re being fair in what we charge.”