Garry Stephenson

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Content by Garry Stephenson

A Learning Approach to Strengthening Farmers’ Markets

Aug 2001
Farmers' markets play a significant and expanding role in ensuring the viability of America's small farms and the vitality of its towns. Although their importance in the food distribution system is growing, they are poorly understood. At the local level, most farmers’ markets lack the resources, the information and the skill that they need to document their role in the community and to plan for the future.

By Larry Lev, Garry Stephenson | Article

Enhancing the Success of Northwest Farmer's Markets

Nov 2006
Farmers’ markets in the Pacific Northwest and across the United States are experiencing exceptional popularity with consumers and growth in numbers. This report examines the conditions associated with success and failure of individual farmers’ markets and provides information and recommendations for market organizers to assist with their decision making and strategic planning.

By Garry Stephenson, Larry Lev, Linda Brewer | Article

Research Brief: Why People Attend Farmers’ Markets

Dec 2003
A research brief describing why people attend farmers' markets.

By Linda Brewer, Larry Lev, Garry Stephenson | Article

A Glimpse of What We Do and Do Well

Jun 2013
During September, faculty with the OSU Small Farms Program attended the 6th National Small Farms Conference. The conference occurs every three years and attracts people from throughout the U.S. who work with small scale farming from the extension service, USDA agencies and non-profit organizations. The OSU crew gave seven presentations on our education and research programs. This ...

By Garry Stephenson | Article

Enhancing Organic Agriculture in Oregon

Jun 2013
A new report from Oregon State University and Oregon Tilth, Inc. offers insights into how to enhance organic agriculture in Oregon. Unlike traditional agriculture research assessments, the report reaches beyond the farm, capturing the points of view of a variety of organic community stakeholders—local retailers, farmers’ market managers, produce distributors, farm to school program ...

By Garry Stephenson | Article

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