Making Fresh Food Accessible: Using Lincoln Park as a Case Study for Determining Farmers’ Market Site Suitability

Authors: Benjamin Ingalls*, SUNY - Geneseo
Topics: Urban Geography, Marketing Geography
Keywords: Farmers' Market, Network Analysis, Location Analysis, Site-Suitability Analysis
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Napoleon Foyer/Common St. Corridor, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
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This research looks at the feasibility of locating a farmers’ market at Lincoln Park in Buffalo, NY. One of the main functions of the research is to gain a better understanding of the various spatial factors that affect how successful a farmers’ market will be. Some of these factors include the population density in the surrounding neighborhood, the amount of vehicle and foot traffic in the area, the type of road access, the amount of sidewalks in the area, the levels of access to both personal motor vehicles and public transit, and the demographics of the neighborhood. By gaining a better understanding of how these factors affect farmers’ markets, both farmers selling their produce and the communities that they are selling to will be able to benefit. Lincoln Park was chosen as a case study to exemplify the effects of these factors.

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