Project Title

Kentucky Farmers' Market Vendors

Presenter Hometown

Richmond

Major

Recreation & Parks Administration

Department

Recreation and Park Administration

Degree

Graduate

Mentor

Dr. Michael Bradley

Mentor Department

Recreation and Park Administration

Abstract

The popularity of Farmers’ Markets in Kentucky continues to grow, suggesting an increasing interest to the consumers in their communities. This research presents findings from a vendor’s survey conducted in the state of Kentucky. The data collected profiles vendors who sell at these markets. Besides demographics, the characteristics examined in this research include trends of fresh fruit and vegetables in terms of quantity, variety, and preferences for organic products, as well as amount sold, frequency of visits, markets sold at, miles traveled, and other characteristics to help better understand the vendors’ beliefs and concerns selling at markets. Farmers’ Markets are a public and recurring assembly of farmers or their representatives selling the food they produced directly to consumers. Farmers’ Markets facilitate personal connections and bonds of mutual benefits between farmers, shoppers, and communities. By cutting out the middleman, farmers receive more of our food dollars and shoppers receive the freshest and most flavorful food in their area and local economies prosper (Farmers’ Market Coalition n.d.). Farmers’ Markets are both indoors and outdoors with booths, tables, or stands. Vendors sell products from fruits, vegetables, meats, and eggs to other products like soaps, candles, crafts, and even prepared foods.

Presentation format

Poster

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 

Kentucky Farmers' Market Vendors

The popularity of Farmers’ Markets in Kentucky continues to grow, suggesting an increasing interest to the consumers in their communities. This research presents findings from a vendor’s survey conducted in the state of Kentucky. The data collected profiles vendors who sell at these markets. Besides demographics, the characteristics examined in this research include trends of fresh fruit and vegetables in terms of quantity, variety, and preferences for organic products, as well as amount sold, frequency of visits, markets sold at, miles traveled, and other characteristics to help better understand the vendors’ beliefs and concerns selling at markets. Farmers’ Markets are a public and recurring assembly of farmers or their representatives selling the food they produced directly to consumers. Farmers’ Markets facilitate personal connections and bonds of mutual benefits between farmers, shoppers, and communities. By cutting out the middleman, farmers receive more of our food dollars and shoppers receive the freshest and most flavorful food in their area and local economies prosper (Farmers’ Market Coalition n.d.). Farmers’ Markets are both indoors and outdoors with booths, tables, or stands. Vendors sell products from fruits, vegetables, meats, and eggs to other products like soaps, candles, crafts, and even prepared foods.