Steve Davies will be giving a presentation on the topic “Farmers’ Markets as Community Anchors” on February 4, 4:00 pm, at the Basque Center in downtown Boise, ID.
Many farmers’ markets feel powerless to control their own destiny because they are seen as having little value beyond a place where food is sold by farmers. Many markets around the nation have cemented their position in the community by partnering with other organizations to offer programs in the arts, music, public health, nutrition, and community education. This session will discuss community partnerships, economic multipliers, and the long-term sustainability issues that markets should consider.
Steve’s presentation is a part of the “Reclaiming Our Local Food and Farms: 2006 Rural Roots Annual Conference & Farmers’ Market Coalition Regional Workshop,” running from February 2-5, in Boise.