March 8, 2016, 10am PST
An article by Colleen Fuller highlights collaborative initiatives in Maine's food system as well as key challenges the state faces in reaching a goal of increasing and broadening access to, and consumption of, local food.
Maine Association of Planners Front Page
February 23, 2016, 6am PST
Research conducted in Flint, Michigan, found that changing the location of the local farmers' market had a dramatic effect in how residents shopped.
January 22, 2016, 2pm PST
Public food markets can be key centers of urban commerce and social life. Late last year, a brainstorming event in London considered how they might evolve to accommodate modern lifestyles and technologies.
October 7, 2015, 1pm PDT
Few locations are such a natural fit for farmers' markets as Orange County—but the number of certified farmers' markets in the county are shrinking and others are struggling.
April 15, 2015, 2pm PDT
Located in California's fertile Central Valley, Sacramento is ideally situated to integrate local farming into its urban fabric.
April 6, 2015, 11am PDT
Farmers Markets have exploded over the past decade. This phenomenon has not only brought more vegetables to cities but revitalization in the public.
July 5, 2014, 5am PDT
What constitutes a farmers' market, rather than an outdoor or public market?
April 18, 2014, 5am PDT
Markets are important commercial and cultural spaces throughout South America, in small villages and big cities. The market landscape in South America is diverse, but thriving markets share a number of common characteristics across the continent.
March 25, 2014, 12pm PDT
Historically, central markets served as grand social and commercial hubs for U.S. cities. A period of 20th century decline interrupted the evolution of markets, but creative and diverse examples have precipitated a recovery around the country.
The Street Plans Collaborative
September 30, 2011, 11am PDT
Cities like San Francisco, Portland and New York are facing a problem most people didn't expect: an overabundance of farmers' markets. Vancouver's planners are keeping the numbers trimmed to make sure the current markets don't wither and die.
August 19, 2011, 10am PDT
Mayor Michael Bloomberg ramps up efforts to support NYC's growing urban food cluster via set up new legislation, signed yesterday.
Initiative for a Competitive Inner City