Customers in Thessaloniki queue to buy potatoes directly from farmers
In a sign of Greece's current dire economic situation, a large crowd of customers queue to buy cheap sacks of potatoes, sold directly by the farmers to keep the costs lower than they would be in stores.
Customers queue to buy cheap sacks of potatoes sold directly by farmers at cost price in the northern Greek town of Thessaloniki on March 7, 2012. Farmers in northern Greece have joined forces with local residents to provide cheap produce to the people, who maked orders by email, and also to help producers who say they are being squeezed by middlemen. Similar 'solidarity' actions started to be organized in other Greek cities.