From developing survey instruments to creating logic models to communicating impacts to stakeholders, measurement is critical to understanding and strengthening farmers markets. FMC has a list of indicators designed to measure activities, characteristics, and outcomes, and impacts.
Past work includes:
- Consulting on a USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) research project, Nutrition Assistance in Farmers Markets: Understanding Current Operations: designed to understand SNAP participation among farmers markets, SNAP clients, and organizations supporting incentive programs that design, operate, and evaluate SNAP financial incentive programs for clients purchasing fruits and vegetables at farmers markets
- Research and writing for the policy section of Vermont’s Market Currency Feasibility Report (for consultant Darlene Wolnik)
- Real Food, Real Choice: Connecting SNAP Participants with Farmers Markets and Building Healthy Foundations for Farmers Markets: Recommendations for Cities and Counties
- Farmers Market Promotion Program Activities and Impacts, 2006-2011, report and green paper in 2013
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What our partners are saying:
“Thanks for all your help with this research project as we plan our focus group session at the 2014 conference! You have really fantastic suggestions and input, and I feel like I am learning a lot by working with you!”
-Leah Smith, Western Region Director, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture