[NBS Card] Farmers Market Network
The Farmers’ market (FM) is an alternative food network that provides shorter delivery circuits of farmers’ products to local communities through direct interaction with farmers in the urban environment. This practice enables restoration of the connection of inhabitants of bigger cities to land, fresh and good quality tasty food of healthy origin. It raises people’s awareness on nature-friendly farming practices, provides access to good quality local production, thus leading to healthier lifestyles and new social networks and relations. The Farmers’ Markets have an additional social value as a community event that may bring additional elements. The farmer-consumer cooperatives or other organizations could operationalize efforts by bringing together farmers and acting as a platform securing farmers meet a set of requirements for access and organise farmer market venues and events.