Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Too many farmers markets?

The New York Times reports how with an explosion of farmers markets, farmers have to participate in more markets to make the same amount of money. See "As Farmers’ Markets Go Mainstream, Some Fear a Glut."

This does lead to increased costs and reduces environmental benefits.

Also see the past blog entry "The reason(s) why a farmers market is created shapes the type and mix of vendors allowed to sell."



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