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Burlington Public Market Indoor Market Feasibility Study

Tags: Agriculture, Feasibility and Pre-Feasibility Studies, Natural Resource Based Economic Development, Surveys

Client Name: Burlington Community Land Trust

Client Type: Non-profit

Year: 1998, 1999

Location: Vermont

The Burlington Public Market Steering Committee retained the services of Yellow Wood to explore the feasibility of developing a year-round, indoor public market in Burlington, VT. Yellow Wood identified and surveyed Vermont producers to determine their interest in and capacity for selling at a year-round public market, and suggested several options for structuring the organization of the market, keeping in mind the Committee’s guiding principles of accessibility, affordability, diversity, sustainability, and citizen participation.