Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our farmers market survey!
We received an overwhelming response from nearly 1400 shoppers, most of whom took the time to take our survey while shopping at market. We enjoyed talking with you and appreciate the information that you shared with us. The feedback you’ve given will be instrumental in determining how we operate our markets, and what services and resources we offer.
Here are a few highlights from our survey:
More than half of you indicated that quality of products and supporting the local economy are the most important factors in your decision to shop the farmers market.
Many of you cited hours of operation as the primary factor that prevents you from shopping at the farmers market more often, followed by price and affordability. This presents a challenge for us in many ways but we are grateful for your feedback.
Many of you responded that you don’t shop more often because you forget to visit. If that is you, we suggest signing up for our weekly text message reminders!
Nearly 40 percent of you would like discount and reward programs at the market, so we will begin exploring options for next season.
We also received many great suggestions for improvements that we will keep in mind for the future, such as recipe suggestions for unusual produce and more transparency about farmers’ growing practices.
This feedback was invaluable, and over the next few months we will determine how we can incorporate it to improve our farmers markets. Though the survey is closed, we welcome your feedback anytime. If you have thoughts to share, please send us a message at contact@portlandfarmersmarket.
As promised, we have chosen one lucky respondent to receive a gift basket of market goodies and tokens. The winner is Alena, who shops at our Northwest Farmers Market on Thursdays. Congratulations, Alena!
Thank you again for your time and for supporting local farmers and food producers. We’ll see you at market soon and don’t forget to sign up for text message reminders and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
Your Friends at Portland Farmers Market