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Similarities and Differences Between the Grinnell and Fairfield Farmers' Markets

A statistical analysis of the data I collected from the Grinnell and Fairfield Farmers' Markets. See my more detailed write-ups of the two markets ("A profile of the Grinnell Farmers' Market" and "A profile of the Fairfield Farmers' Market) in earlier blogs for more information.

The Vendors

Total number of stations:

  • Grinnell: 27
  • Fairfield: 23

Total number of vendors:

  • Grinnell: 34
  • Fairfield: 37

Gender of Vendors:

  • Grinnell: 41% male, 59% female
  • Fairfield: 35% male, 65% female

Distribution of Goods:

See Chart1 in "Statistical Comparison of Farmers' Markets" (attached)

Miles Traveled to Reach Market:

See Chart2 in "Statistical Comparison of Farmers' Markets" (attached)

  • Grinnell average: 22.41 miles
  • Fairfield average: 13.91 miles

Frequency of Attendance:

See Chart3 in "Statistical Comparison of Farmers' Markets" (attached)

Percentage of Vendors who Sell at other Farmers' Markets:

  • Grinnell: 43%
  • Fairfield: 35%

Percentage of Vendors who Sell at Places other than Farmers' Markets:

  • Grinnell: 48%
  • Fairfield: 65%

Estimated Ages of Vendors:

See Chart4 in "Statistical Comparison of Farmers' Markets" (attached)

The Customers

Estimated Ages of Customers:

See Chart5 in "Statistical Comparison of Farmers' Markets" (attached)

Miles Traveled to Reach Market:

See Chart6 in "Statistical Comparison of Farmers' Markets" (attached)

Frequency of Attendance:

See Chart7 in "Statistical Comparison of Farmers' Markets" (attached)