Researchers: Mohit Chhabria and Joao Gaspar
Date of visit: 09/22/2014
Time of visit: 2:30 PM
Name and Type of Establishment: Neighborhood Food Farm
Freshness and quality that's the criteria we look when it comes to eating. Farmer's market was once where people used it as a main resource. Where it once was crowed, a necessity, and profitable. Unfortunately, today we can't say the same.
When we think of a farmer's market it's a market where the food they sell are completely fresh and organic. That means that the farmers are actually growing the crops in their own farm, and selling it to the final consumers without any interference of a middle man. Without using any chemicals fertilizers and pesticides instead using organic compost to fertilize their crops. Also respecting the Mother Nature. We pick this specific farmer market because of its name, which was appealing to us.
Neighborhood farmer market just think about why would you name it 'neighborhood'. That's more an urban name instead of being related to agriculture.
The farmer's market was situated in the campus of Drexel University. The neighborhood was very urbanized, surrounded by magnificent building, very alive, but also a little bit of green with beautiful flower, bushes, and trees. Being in a college campus it was full of students, teachers, college faculty, and visitors. The streets were very crowded too. The farmers market is easily reachable because of the availability of an efficient public and private transportation facilities. This farmer's market is practically small with not really variety to choose from. This is not a certified organic farmer's market so they can't label their product as organic. They said the process of getting certified is way too long, so it's not worth it. They...