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Farmers' Markets Have New Unwelcome Guests: Fascists

• by Kelly Weill

At Bloomington, Indiana's weekend farmers' market, shoppers can stock up on kale, fresh eggs, homemade jams—and anti-Nazi accessories.

"Don't Buy Veggies From Nazis," read a pile of colorful buttons at a recent Saturday farmers' market.

The buttons were a jab at Sarah Dye and Douglas Mackey, proprietors of Schooner Creek Farm, a vegetable farm. Like other unassuming stallholders at the market, Dye and Mackey sell eggs and seasonal vegetables. 

But online, Dye is "Volkmom," an active member of the white supremacist group Identity Evropa, according to leaked chat logs. "Volk" is a nod to the Nazis' back-to-the-land völkisch movement.

"Any Whites who have spent time living in a neighborhood or attending a school with a non-white majority know the strife that Whites endure," Dye wrote in an Identity Evropa chat in January. "I can attest to it myself." She also wrote of trying to win over a family member by showing videos from a white supremacist channel.

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