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Published by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development in [Edmonton] .
Written in English


  • Value added,
  • Marketing,
  • Agriculture and state,
  • Alternative agriculture,
  • Agricultural diversification,
  • Agricultural industries,
  • Marketing research,
  • Tourism

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ContributionsInfact Research and Consulting Inc
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 75, 17 p. :
Number of Pages75
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25907189M

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  Reports findings of a study conducted in to obtain information on four alternative market sectors for agricultural products and services: farmers’ markets, farm retail, farm activities, and the local food movement. Alternative agricultural markets in Alberta, report Cover title;"November ";"Local Market Expansion Project"--cover;"This study was conducted by InFact Research and Consulting Inc."- . The estimated number of households purchasing from farm retail outlets was , (d from ). Because of the small sample base, no estimate was prepared for CSA/box programs. For restaurants chosen for Alberta ingredients, the estimated . Seasonal use Thirty-four percent (34%) of farmers’ market purchasers used this channel year round – a gain of 7% since This was far higher than for farm retail at 22%. However, the majority of purchasers, 62% for farmers’ markets and 73% for farm retail, visited only in summer, while 2% purchased only in winter.

  In , Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) established a baseline estimate of the value of five alternative market sectors for agricultural products and services and investigated their growth potential. The study was repeated in for three of the sectors. The Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market Program began in as a result of requests from individuals interested in starting farmers’ markets. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) organized the Program to ensure minimum guidelines would be followed across the province by those markets choosing to be a part of the Program. In , the Alternative Agricultural Markets in Alberta study found that the combined market value of farmers’ markets and farm retail was approximately $ million. On average, farmers’ market patrons spend $55 per visit and $ over the course of a year. While the public acknowledges that farmers’.   Agriculture and Forestry () Agriculture and Rural Development () () Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development () () Queen's Printer () Environment and Parks (87) Sustainable Resource Development (, ) (76) Government of Alberta (55) non-Government of Alberta entity (48) Agriculture and Food (

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