Bridging the Gap Between Low-Income Consumers a...

Bridging the Gap Between Low-Income Consumers and Local Farmers

Bridging the Gap Between Low-Income Consumers and Local Farmers

Unfortunately, low-income consumers are often left out of conversations about how to improve the local food system. So, Post Oil Solutions engaged low-income consumers and local farmers in a conversation about how to create a system that would be beneficial to both parties. They came up with The Neighborhood Market, a weekly produce program where community members can purchase locally produced fruits and vegetables at a lower price. The model increased market opportunities for participating farmers and increased accessibility to local produce for low-income consumers.  

This “Tip-Sheet” shares lessons learned based on the development of the Neighborhood Market program as it attempts to bridge the gap between low-income consumers and local farmers.  

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) CNE11-084, Market Basket .

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Year: 2012
Length: 3 Pages
Author(s): Post Oil Solutions
Location: North Central
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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.