A contextualization of farmers’ markets in public spaces.
- Learn why markets are so important to public space
- Understand the role of farmers’ markets in community building
- Know the legacy you are a part of
Farmers’ markets as we know them tend to fall under the umbrella of community organization. While there is truth in this, farmers’ markets are also complex small businesses.
This workshop provides the tools necessary to re-think your market in a way that prioritizes growth, strengthens its inner functions, and opens up a wealth of opportunities.
Arguably one of the biggest problems affecting modern-day farmers’ markets is transparency between farmer and vendor (and the recent accused lack there-of). So, how is a market manager to address issues that affect markets nation-wide, and attacks the very fundamentals on which farmers’ markets were built?
This workshop will provide insight, guidance, and expert direction on addressing transparency within your own market, while utilizing tools and tactics that not only increase trust between farmer and customer, but support the community and grow the local food economy.
A Quick Tour of Some of the Things You can Do on the Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network Website