If you enjoy shopping at a farmers market, you’re definitely not alone any longer. According to excerpts from the article by Jeffrey k. O’Hara, “Market Forces: Creating Jobs through Public Investment in Local and Regional Food System,” 63% of shoppers at a local farmers market interacted with fellow shoppers.
At chain supermarkets, only 9% of the customers interacted with one another.
If stronger community ties can be built while discussing the newest crops or the availability of okra or corn, that’s got to be a great side benefit.
Here’s a link to the report, carefully researched by O’Hara.
It’s a lengthy report, with explanatory graphics, might be something to peruse before any crops are in and available.
Points to ponder …