Faculty Advisor

Elmes, Michael B.

Abstract

The United States Census indicates that Worcester has high levels of food insecurity. The Worcester Advisory Food Policy Council states that many residents are not aware of the potential benefits of farmersÂ’ markets. We aimed to improve how farmersÂ’ markets within Worcester could address food security and raise awareness. Through surveys and interviews, we gathered an understanding of the situation and recommended organizing Worcester markets in a common direction by implementing socially effective, entrepreneurial methods and obtaining additional third-party funds.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2012

Major

Management

Major

Management Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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