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Starting an Alberta approved farmers' market

Description

As with starting any business venture, starting a farmers’ market in your community requires careful planning. Typically the process involves several individuals, such as producers, consumers, community groups or a combination of groups. No matter who initiates it, the planning process takes time and should be comprehensive to achieve a successful market. The success of your market depends on gaining community support. Community support is more than just getting potential customers on side. It may also include convincing other community businesses that a farmers’ market can have a positive economic influence on their businesses. Surveys show that consumers who shop at a farmers’ market also spend money in the community on gas, restaurants and groceries they couldn’t get at the market. Vendors and employees of vendors also spend money in the community. All of these contribute to a positive impact on the local economy.

Tags
agricultural marketing farmers markets

Title and publication information

Type
Guide
Extent

14 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture and Rural Development (2008-2015)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

2013-08-01

Date Added

2016-01-08T18:12:12.211861

Date Modified

2013-08-01

Date Issued

2013-08-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

845-21

NEOS catalogue key

7081310

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca