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Community Engagement Survey
The City of Pittsburgh is performing a comprehensive analysis of the city's farmers' market system in order to develop a plan for growth that improves equitable access to fresh, affordable food while supporting our regional food producers. Please complete the following survey and add your perspective and expertise to the study!
If your local stores(s) began sourcing significant amounts of locally grown produce, meat, and dairy, would you continue shopping at farmers markets? Why or why not?
How do you keep up with farmers markets in your area?
I just go to the market(s)!
What constitutes a local food product to you? (How would you identify something as a local food product?)
How should farmers markets serve the needs of residents seeking healthy foods? Pick the top 2 from this list:
Providing technical assistance to new farmers
Being present in areas with large amounts of fast food availability
Offering incentives for purchasing fresh foods
Offering a place for neighbors to meet
Being open year-round
Through educational programs and events
Collaborating with other entities that encourage healthy food
Being open multiple days per week
Being present in areas with low food availability
Sharing data with policy advocates
How can Pittsburgh farmers markets best assist community leaders in encouraging neighborhood wellness?
What qualities you seek when buying a local farm product? Pick the top 2 from this list:
Beauty ("that's a gorgeous tomato!"
Familiarity with farmer/producer
Preferred production practices (Organic/pesticide free/grass-fed)
Availability of unique varieties
Ease of access (closest or easiest for you to procure)
What formal role should the city play in supporting local food initiatives?
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