Metrics in Action
Charlottesville City Market
“The fact that we bring an average of 4,000-5,000 people to the area is astounding in a city with a population of just under 50,000.”
Visitor attendance was shared with and favorably received by the director of Parks & Recreation, Economic Development, the City Manager’s office, and market vendors at their 2018 Annual Meeting.
Countryside Farmers Market
Williamsburg Farmers Market
Maine Federation of Farmers Markets
Hampton Blvd. Farmers Market
Virginia- The Hampton Blvd Farmers Market is leading the way in using the one widget model of data use. At the outset of their inaugural market season in 2018, vendor profiles offered a very impressive average 21-mile distance from production site to market. By the height of the summer season with new vendors coming, the market was able to show an even more impressive 11-mile average distance from production site to market! Not only does that stick in shoppers heads (to encourage those shoppers to see their vendors as neighbor/entrepreneurs), it lets prospective vendors know the market prioritizes nearby production and helps municipal and regional leaders understand why farmland preservation matters. .