It's been plain for a while that whilst some stalls are absolutely in the spirit of the market, others have more dubious claims. The number of cake stalls has sometimes made it look more like a meeting of the WI, and then there was the chap with the sign "(non) ORGANIC MUSHROOMS". More on the pollution of farmers' markets here.
One of the other things I had on my list to acquire was more potting compost, as we've more or less run out. I'm always surprised how hard it is to find peat-free compost, given the publicity about the destruction of peat environments. Of a large array on offer, just one or two were labelled "peat-free"; fortunately, one of them was quite suitable for me. But the most egregious product I saw was a bag labelled "organic compost - with added peat". Instinctively that seems every bit as bad as organic fruit and veg produce that's air freighted in to the UK.