F2F Visit: Data Collection at the Brownsville Farmers Market

It’s been a busy season for the Brownsville Farmers Market, and we had an opportunity to revisit our partners at the market for a second round of data collection this past June. The market is at a critical transitional stage as the market prepares to shift into a newly redeveloped site at the Cannery Public Market. This new farmers market site, located just a block from the current market location, will allow the market to increase in capacity and grow the market to new scales.

The Cannery Public Market is scheduled to open to the public in the spring of 2022. We began collecting F2F data in April of this year. Our data collection includes the vendor application, vendor sales slips, SNAP purchases, customer count, and customer survey. We hope that this data will provide the market manager a key benchmark to assess the growth and evolution of the market, pre and post relocation.