In La Vergne, a woman who was wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt says she was refused service. The incident unfolded at the La Vergne Farmers Market on city property. Apparently, the woman wanted to buy fresh produce from a worker at the Turner & Sons Produce booth at the market. Turner & Sons is based in Smithville, Tennessee.
WGNS' Ron Jordan has the details...
Reports indicate it was the first time that the vendor had been to the market to sell produce, and also the last.
From the La Vergne Facebook page:
Yesterday at the weekly La Vergne Farmer's Market, a vendor refused sale to a potential customer because of a t-shirt the customer was wearing. The T-shirt was not obscene or profane, and the vendor was severely out of line to refuse service. The City of La Vergne was made aware after the incident -- the City does not tolerate discrimination of any kind, and all people are welcome. Despite the vendors apology this vendor will not be welcome at future Farmer's Market events. We are grateful to the customer for alerting us to this episode, and to the other Farmer's Market vendors who have conducted themselves with the utmost professionalism.