1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201
Portland Farmers Markets Grow a Healthy Community and Economy
Farmers markets are a key ingredient in Portland’s renowned food culture. Enthusiasm for fresh and local food has sparked the growth of Portland farmers markets from one small market in 1991 to 14 markets and $11.2 million in sales for the 2007 market season. A recent report, Growing Portland’s Farmers Markets/Direct-Market Economic Analysis, details a $17 million regional economic impact and estimates that farmers markets account for three percent of annual countywide consumer purchases of fruit and vegetables.
The report is an in-depth study of current market conditions, including supply and demand. It examines characteristics of successful markets, identifies underserved areas, analyzes the markets’ economic impact, and offers recommendations for an expanded City role in fostering market growth. All Portland market managers, over 50 local farmers, and peer communities were consulted.
Characteristics of Successful Markets (6/18/09)
Economic Impact (6/18/09)
Executive Summary (6/18/09)
Expansion Prospects (6/18/09)
Five Market Profiles (6/18/09)
Market Demand Potential (6/18/09)
Market Influence Map (6/18/09)
Market Locations Map (6/18/09)
Market Manager Interview Summary (6/18/09)
Peer Communities (6/18/09)
Potential Public Role (6/18/09)
Producer Interview Summary (6/18/09)
Site Evaluation Tool (6/18/09)
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