Farmers Markets and the Experiences of Market Managers in Washington State: Summary Report

Evaluation | State Association Development

The research, conducted through in-depth surveys of market managers throughout Washington State, documents the current capacity of Washington State farmers markets to generate income for farmers, improve the environment, and provide assets to communities; as well as to assess their long-term sustainability. The report also identifies the organizational and management strategies of successful market organizations, examining the following:

  • General farmers market characteristics
  • Farmers market vendors and products
  • Farmers market sales, customers, and business development
  • Organizational structure of farmers markets
  • Community and environmental dynamics
  • Farmers market personnel
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Washington State University Small Farms Program

By: Marcia Ostrom and Colleen Donovan Published December 03, 2013 Publisher Website Link to Resource ReportState & Local PolicySurvey

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