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INCREASING FOOD RECOVERY FROM FARMERS' MARKETS: A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS

Charlene C. Price and James Michael Harris

No 33819, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Reports from United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service

Abstract: Collecting unsold food discarded at farmer's markets has the potential to allow nonprofit food recovery and gleaning organizations to distribute significant quantities of wholesome, unsold fruits and vegetables to needy families. Donations of this unsold produce by the participants at these markets can generate tangible benefits: increased private food assistance and better nutrition for lower income families. The Geographical Information System (GIS) analysis presented in this study indicates that there is potential to strengthen the links between farmer's markets and nonprofit food recovery and gleaning organizations in many areas of the United States.

Keywords: Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Marketing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 71
Date: 2000
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.33819

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