ten more conversations for you at farmers markets than supermarkets

This is a useful study for its research on, among other things, urban farming; here are some snippets – enjoy:

“Farming the Cities

  • An estimated 800 million people are involved in urban farming worldwide. (p. 50)
  • Consumers in urban areas pay up to 30 percent more for food than people in rural areas. In some cases, poor urbanites spend 60–80 percent of their income on food. (pp. 51–52)
  • Studies show that people at farmers’ markets have as many as 10 times more conversations, greetings, and other social interactions than people in supermarkets. (p. 53)

Worldwide, 3.5–4.5 million hectares of land are irrigated with wastewater, which is used on more than half of the urban vegetable supply in several Asian and African cities. (p. 54)”

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One Response to “ten more conversations for you at farmers markets than supermarkets”
  1. Thais says:

    So agree, people that shop at farmers markets are much much happier(and healthier) people!

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