How Mardi Gras Boosts New Orleans’ Economy

Economic measurement is the first ruler we need to apply to the world of food systems, and specifically to our farmers markets. In many ways, Mardi Gras has a lot of similarities to the alternative food system- it’s informal, held mostly within the public space and all about entrepreneurs. This report shows how spring Carnival season adds value to the GNO region. This type of evaluation wis possible for markets to have for their own by using’s SEED tool which shows the impact a farmers market has on its own region.

How Mardi Gras Boosts New Orleans' Economy.


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