Collaborative Efforts Boost Maine's Local Food Sytem
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.
Study: Location Matters for Farmers' Markets
Research conducted in Flint, Michigan, found that changing the location of the local farmers' market had a dramatic effect in how residents shopped.
Imagining the Future Urban Food Market
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.
When Too Many Farmers' Markets Are Too Much of a Good Thing
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.
Sacramento Legalizes Urban Agriculture and Micro Farms
Located in California's fertile Central Valley, Sacramento is ideally situated to integrate local farming into its urban fabric.
The Triumph of the Farmers Market
Farmers Markets have exploded over the past decade. This phenomenon has not only brought more vegetables to cities but revitalization in the public.
What Makes a 'Farmers' Market?'
What constitutes a farmers' market, rather than an outdoor or public market?
10 Common Characteristics of Successful Markets
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.
The Mercados Project: Lessons for the Revival of Markets
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 Proper Care and Feeding of Farmers' Markets
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.
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