Fresh! >> Farmer's Market Facilitation System
Food production is a highly important
component of life to the rural poor of
southwest Virginia. As outlined by the theory of agricultural essentialism, agriculture and other traditional rural economic sectors are still the critical engines of economic activity and the basis for rural community life.
In this project sponsored by Project H, we
set out to improve the food production
engine in order to stabilize economic activity, improve community life, and enhance the experience of producing and distributing food. We chose to design for farmer’s markets, as it taps into a popular, necessary, and accessible element of the region.