Race and Equity at Farmers Markets

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Brief History of Race and the Boston Farmers' Market

In response to the observation from several food policy councils and others that some farmers markets have struggled to adapt to the changing demographics at markets as a result of HIP and other programs, the Collaborative is hosting workshops to help market managers and farmers address issues of race and equity. 

Led by Former MDAR Commissioner Greg Watson, these two workshops for market managers and vendors provide a space to discuss challenges, share solutions, and provide feedback on what additional resources are needed. A historical perspective of farmers markets and race in Massachusetts provide context for the sessions; Greg’s slideshow illustrating this history is linked here

The workshops were held in spring of 2019 in Wellesley and Greenfield. For more information, please contact Brittany Peats at or 617 863 6865.