Farmers’ Markets and their Practices Concerning Income, Privilege and Race: A Case Study of the Wychwood Artscape Barns in Toronto

Abstract:

Farmers’ markets provide high quality, local produce and are often considered an environmentally sustainable food practice. United States studies have scrutinized farmers’ markets as exclusionary white spaces that are not equitably accessible, but similar Canadian studies are rare. A case study at the Wychwood Artscape Barns, located in an economically and culturally diverse neighbourhood, in Toronto Ontario shows that there are many consistencies between analysed US markets and this Canadian context.Wychwood Farmers’ Market patrons were white, high income, individuals with university educations; these individuals shop at the market disproportionately to the demographic data.


Citation:

Rachelle Campigotto, “Farmers’ Markets and their Practices Concerning Income, Privilege and Race: A Case Study of the Wychwood Artscape Barns in Toronto” (MA thesis, University of Toronto, 2010).

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Farmers’ Markets and their Practices Concerning Income, Privilege and Race: A Case Study of the Wychwood Artscape Barns in Toronto