What to Observe, Photograph, and Ask
Fieldtrip to Dane County Farmers’ Market
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- What to observe . . .
- items for sale
- variety of items at each stand
- what sells most often?
- variety of cost for same items at different stands
- produce specific to time of year?
- connection between ethnic background and items for sale
- do the web descriptions fit?
- how foods and flowers are preserved
- how vendors attract customers
- who seem to be the customers?
- where do they come from? why do they come?
- performers, information stands
- how the market affects car and pedestrian traffic
- how vendors are dressed
- What to draw and photograph . . .
- whole booth
- people in the stands selling products
- unique items for sale
- What to ask . . .
- why come to the Farmers’ Market to sell your items?
- how far did you come?
- how did your business start?
- how many people work at your _____ (farm, greenhouse, bakery)?
- how did you learn to grow or make _____?
- what do you do in the winter to get ready for the Farmers’ Market
in the spring?
- how is the Wednesday market different from the Saturday market?
- where did you get or grow the items you sell?
- how do you prepare the products you sell? what are the ingredients?
- what is the most difficult product to make or grow?
- what is a ________? (scone, empenada, etc.)
- what is the best time of year to make cheese or any dairy product?
- what's a favorite story you have about selling at the market?
- do you have regular customers? If so, why do they keep coming
back to your booth? Do you become friends with them?
- is this a full time job?
- why do you do this kind of work? what do you like about your job?
- for a shopper:
- why do you come?
- What do you like to buy here?
- Do you have a favorite booth to shop at?
This page last updated on
October 23, 2002