Local Farmers’ Market Survey Ongoing Now

From now until August 30, 2012, local residents and consumers are encouraged to partake in a voluntary survey regarding farmers markets located in Rockingham and Strafford Counties. The survey can help enhance shopping experiences as well as earn participants a chance to win a voucher.

Taking the survey is quick and easy. Questions range from past shopping experiences at local markets to suggestions for changes at future farmers’ markets. Participants are asked for their name and personal information at the end of the survey only if they’d like to enter a chance to win a voucher. Four individuals will be selected after the August 30th closing date. The winners will be announced and will receive one of four $25 vouchers to spend at a local market.

The survey is part of UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and UNH Cooperative Extension’s research on farmers’ markets in the area. It seeks information that can be used to augment vendor sales and strengthen the long-term viability of the markets.

Vibrant farmers’ markets are important for the sustainability of local farms and agriculture related enterprises. Markets in the local counties support this study and special assistance is being provided by the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food, the Seacoast Grower’s Association, and Seacoast Eat Local.

To participate in the survey, click here!

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