Abstract Title

Flash Market

Abstract

Kent State students have limited access to affordable, quality food products on the weekends, creating difficulties for students with special dietary needs. Even students with no dietary restrictions struggle to find healthy, responsibly sourced options on campus. We want to solve this issue by incorporating the thriving Haymaker Farmers’ Market on campus. This results in a win-win effect: The Haymaker Farmers’ Market, a collection of local vendors, benefits via a larger space and student commerce; and the student body benefits via healthier, low-cost, food options and an opportunity to promote their own products. We will utilize student, staff, and community interviews to gauge interest and develop a plan of action. Additionally, we will research the logistics of relocating and merging the farmers’ market with the Kent State campus. The ideal outcome would be a vibrant blending of the Kent campus and the local community resulting in a happier, healthier campus and civic environment.

Modified Abstract

Kent State students have limited access to affordable, quality food products on the weekends, creating difficulties for students with special dietary needs. Even students with no dietary restrictions struggle to find healthy, responsibly sourced options on campus. We want to solve this issue by incorporating the thriving Haymaker Farmers’ Market on campus. This results in a win-win effect: The Haymaker Farmers’ Market, a collection of local vendors, benefits via a larger space and student commerce; and the student body benefits via healthier, low-cost, food options and an opportunity to promote their own products. We will utilize student, staff, and community interviews to gauge interest and develop a plan of action. Additionally, we will research the logistics of relocating and merging the farmers’ market with the Kent State campus. The ideal outcome would be a vibrant blending of the Kent campus and the local community resulting in a happier, healthier campus and civic environment.

Research Category

Business

Primary Author's Major

Political Science

Mentor #1 Information

Sara

Miller

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

April 2019

Research Area

Leadership Studies

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Flash Market

Kent State students have limited access to affordable, quality food products on the weekends, creating difficulties for students with special dietary needs. Even students with no dietary restrictions struggle to find healthy, responsibly sourced options on campus. We want to solve this issue by incorporating the thriving Haymaker Farmers’ Market on campus. This results in a win-win effect: The Haymaker Farmers’ Market, a collection of local vendors, benefits via a larger space and student commerce; and the student body benefits via healthier, low-cost, food options and an opportunity to promote their own products. We will utilize student, staff, and community interviews to gauge interest and develop a plan of action. Additionally, we will research the logistics of relocating and merging the farmers’ market with the Kent State campus. The ideal outcome would be a vibrant blending of the Kent campus and the local community resulting in a happier, healthier campus and civic environment.