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Markets are as old as the crossroads.

They are a mashup of conversations and commerce embedded in the 360 face-to-face exchange. The best markets are a combination of tasting rooms and empathy museums.


What seasonal produce did you pick up at the farmers' markets on the weekend?

Flickr Group

World Market - If you want to show photos of the people selling in the market, you ask permission first. Slow down when you're taking photos and take time to learn the stories and share some of what you learn. Please start with the markets closest to your home.


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Local Markets around the World



Favorite Markets on the Social Web

Cape Town, South Africa: Oranjezicht City Farm

Outeniqua Farmers Market, near George
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Recommended Listening

How to pick an authentic farmers' market - Are you fond of popping down to your local farmers' market to buy your fruit and vegies? Are you sure that what you're buying is locally grown produce? Jane Adams from the Australian Farmers' Market Association explains how to pick an authentic farmers' market.


Elsewhere on the Web
Placemaking Movement
Vinculando: Espacio Plural en Desarrollo Sustentable
Grand Central Market (Los Angeles)
Borough Market (London)
Cardiff Market
Grand Central Market (Los Angeles)
Marin County Farmers' Market Association, San Rafael (Marin County, California)
Open Air Markets
World Union of Wholesale Markets
Markets - Project for Public Spaces
Exploring Mexico's Markets - Mexico Connect (subscription)
Market Culture - Instituto Cultural Oaxaca's Posterous


Mexican Mercados
Red de Mercados y Tianguis Orgánicos en México - Chapingo
Markets - Mexico Premiere

South Africa

Farmers' Markets

A Farmers' Market is a predominantly fresh food market that operates regularly within a community, at a focal public location that provides a suitable environment for farmers and food producers to sell farm-origin and associated value-added processed food products directly to customers.

What started as a grass roots movement has really caught on, for a whole host reasons. Farmers markets are found all over the world. A little over ten years ago there were no farmers markets in Australia; today there are around 120. In England there are more than 800 and in the USA, more than 4,000. (Bush telegraph)

Clients gravitate to the markets to connect to place, seasonality and building trust with people and the people who produce it.
Market Umbrella


Does the market have a vision statement?
Does the market have a directory of members?
Does the market show the distance the food and products have travelled to the market?
Do market venders use purified water and ice made from purified water?
What is local market culture?
What is world market culture?
What are the expectations of an organic market? Do the products have to be locally produced?
Do organic products need to be certified? Who certifies the certifiers?
Does the market have recycling?
Does the market have live or recorded music?
Does the market have a Facebook page?
Does the market have wifi?
empathy museum

Australian Farmers' Market Association



World Markets


Local markets are key in so many ways -- economically, socially, physically -- and often so overlooked. - Robin King

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