I am beginning some independent research on market types and would love to hear from a few markets that:
1. Have existed for more than 5 years and are their own independent farmers market organization started by community members.
2.Have existed for more than 5 years and are their own independent farmers market organization started by farmers.
3. Have existed more than 5 years and run their farmers market under another organization’s fiscal agency and were started by farmers.
4. Have existed more than 5 years and run their farmers market under another organization’s fiscal agency and were started by community members.
5. Have existed more than 5 years and run their farmers market as a for profit business and have an advisory board of farmers and/or shoppers.
This research is to assist state, regional and national market organizations with designing their resources and will lead to more research on typology of markets. Typology of markets can help individual markets with comparing and contrasting data and can also assist investors in understanding the capacity and potential of markets in the future. This is work that I began while with marketumbrella.org in New Orleans and have continued while doing some other research for the Farmers Market Coalition and will be shared with both organizations.
I will offer the finished case study to you as a report you can use for your organization and also link your site to the website I create for this data.
Please email me at Dar Wolnik at gmail to schedule 20-30 minutes for the research questions.
I am also attaching a link a quick (less than 10 minute) survey if that is better. I’ll follow up with markets that complete the survey.