Food Access & Impact2018-01-24T03:45:02+00:00

Food Access & Impact

Positive Outcomes from Surry County’s Community Garden

Although this is a trial project, the impacts and positive outcomes have proven that this is a worthwhile effort for the Surry Community. It has allowed the residents to participate in workshops on building raised beds, soil health, planting fall crops, and composting. This has given the residents of Surry County the opportunity to learn skills needed for home gardening and assisting in beautifying our County Park.

LESSONS LEARNED IN GROWING A FARMERS MARKET

Courtesy of Historic Lewes Farmers Market The Historic Lewes Farmers Market in Delaware made their market a "Living Lab" to answer two questions: What can we do to increase sales and attendance at our market? What can we do to increase sales and attendance of SNAP customers at [...]

FOOD AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Studies have shown that farmers markets bring business into the hosting communities. Each dollar spent at a market can generate as much as an additional $1.40 in spending in the businesses surrounding the market. In addition, we know that more of the money spent in local businesses (such as farms) [...]

ESTIMATING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PUBLIC MARKETS

01/27/2015 by Econsult Corporation (Feb 2007) Public markets are unique economic and social institutions which are increasingly being viewed as tools to achieve a wide variety of goals. These goals include improved access to quality food, better marketing opportunities for family farmers, improving social interaction in urban neighborhoods, increasing social [...]

Food Access & Impact

Positive Outcomes from Surry County’s Community Garden

Although this is a trial project, the impacts and positive outcomes have proven that this is a worthwhile effort for the Surry Community. It has allowed the residents to participate in workshops on building raised beds, soil health, planting fall crops, and composting. This has given the residents of Surry County the opportunity to learn skills needed for home gardening and assisting in beautifying our County Park.

LESSONS LEARNED IN GROWING A FARMERS MARKET

Courtesy of Historic Lewes Farmers Market The Historic Lewes Farmers Market in Delaware made their market a "Living Lab" to answer two questions: What can we do to increase sales and attendance at our market? What can we do to increase sales and attendance of SNAP customers at [...]

FOOD AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Studies have shown that farmers markets bring business into the hosting communities. Each dollar spent at a market can generate as much as an additional $1.40 in spending in the businesses surrounding the market. In addition, we know that more of the money spent in local businesses (such as farms) [...]

ESTIMATING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PUBLIC MARKETS

01/27/2015 by Econsult Corporation (Feb 2007) Public markets are unique economic and social institutions which are increasingly being viewed as tools to achieve a wide variety of goals. These goals include improved access to quality food, better marketing opportunities for family farmers, improving social interaction in urban neighborhoods, increasing social [...]