Healthy Habits: Farmers’ Markets Impacts on Customers: Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network Research Survey 2012

Stacy November 6, 2013

A total of 386 farmers market shoppers completed the Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network (GBFMN) online survey in January-February 2012. Shoppers from 58 different farmers markets took part in the survey with the concentration in two areas: Central Ontario (St. Catharines, Burlington, Hamilton, etc.) followed by Toronto. Prompted by insights gained in the 2010 study, the 2012…

2010 Shopper Study Report


Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network (GBFMN) in Toronto Ontario commissioned this study funded by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. A total of 339 shoppers at farmers markets located in and around the Greenbelt participated in an online survey. Invitations to take part in the study were distributed at approximately 30 farmers’ markets in October to…

Wireless Card Services: Supporting SNAP, WIC and Senior FMNPs

FMC November 2, 2013

This report analyzes wireless card service programs benefiting SNAP clients and reviews farmers or farm direct marketing venues that have explored/are exploring access to EBT cards.

Farmers Market Management Systems, Characteristics, and Job Descriptions

Stacy October 30, 2013

Short overview of paid market manager positions across the US, written by Darlene Wolnik (as a subcontractor for Farmers Market Coalition) to assist the Maine Farmers Markets project in Healthy Lakes, Maine in 2012. This report can be used to bolster arguments that volunteer managers should be moved to a paid position. Report done for…

Price Comparisons at Farmers Markets: Understanding Value & Affordability

Stacy October 29, 2013

In this webinar, farmer and community and economic development specialist Anthony Flaccavento of Rural SCALE, Inc. shares his 2011 study, Is Local Food Affordable for Ordinary Folks?: A Comparison of Farmers Markets and Supermarkets in Nineteen Communities in the Southeast, and offers advice on how this data can be part of efforts to reinforce markets’…

Grand Rapids Urban Market Concept Plan and Feasibility Study

Stacy October 23, 2013

This study outlines market feasibility for Grand Rapids. Analyzing local food supply and the best possible locations for farmers markets, the study provides an example for conducting research while also supplying innovative market ideas.

Regional Farmers Market Feasibility Study for Louisville, Kentucky


The study identifies and makes recommendations on key elements needed to increase Kentucky farm products’ share in Louisville’s food market system. Such elements include effective logistics and distribution strategy and/or facilities, processing centers, consolidated modern cooling facilities, new retail outlets and farmers markets, or collaborative marketing channels.

Vermont Market Currency Report

Jen O'Brien October 22, 2013

2013 report analyzing Vermont farmers markets’ SNAP, FMNP and incentive systems. Report funded by Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) and NOFA-VT.

Portland Farmers Markets Grow a Healthy Community and Economy: An In-depth Analysis

Stacy June 18, 2009

The report is an in-depth study of current market conditions, including supply and demand. It examines characteristics of successful markets, identifies underserved areas, analyzes the markets’ economic impact, and offers recommendations for an expanded City role in fostering market growth. All Portland market managers, more than 50 local farmers, and peer communities were consulted.The report…