Starting an Alberta approved farmers' market

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.

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Last Updated October 28, 2016, 19:09 (America/New_York)
Created October 28, 2016, 19:09 (America/New_York)