Farmers Markets as a Strategy to Improve Access to Healthy Food for Low-Income Families and Communities

marketsimgProject for Public Spaces has announced the publication of their latest public markets report “Farmers Markets as a Strategy to Improve Access to Healthy Food for Low-Income Families and Communities.” In conjunction with Columbia University and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, PPS studied what market characteristics successfully attract low-income shoppers. The study also explored the obstacles that may prevent low income individuals from shopping at a farmers market when one existed nearby, and how youth-oriented market programming affects healthy eating habits among kids and teens.

For more information and to download the report visit: http://www.pps.org/blog/new-report-on-farmers-markets-low-income-communities/