Garry Stephenson

Small Farms Specialist

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Content by Garry Stephenson

A Learning Approach to Strengthening Farmers’ Markets

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

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

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

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...

By Garry Stephenson | Article

Enhancing Organic Agriculture in Oregon

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...

By Garry Stephenson | Article

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