|AgroBRIDGES Good Practice Recording Template|
|Insert photo or any visual image or diagram e.g. /Word or Image Collage|
|Choose a primary theme that the Good Practice adheres to (three themes can be considered:||Mutual benefits between primary producers and consumers|
|If relevant choose a secondary theme that the Good Practice adheres to|
|If relevant choose a tertiary theme that the Good Practice adheres to|
EIP Practice Abstract Format:
Short summary for practitioners in English on the (final or expected) outcomes (1000-1500 characters, word count – no spaces).This summary should be as interesting as possible for farmers/end-users, using a direct and easy understandable language and pointing out entrepreneurial elements which are particularly relevant for practitioners. Research oriented aspects which do not help the understanding of the practice itself should be avoided.
|Short description of the ‘Good Practice’: The Castlegregory market is a market that takes place at the Castlegregory community centre every Sunday from June to September from 10:00 to 13:30. The farm brings together local food producers as well as local craftspeople. Food includes vegetables, fruit, meat, cheeses, bread, chorizos and other deli items, as well as prepared meals such as pies and cakes. The market offers a great atmosphere and the opportunity for locals to meet their producers and speak to them about the products in order to learn about how they were grown or prepared. A small committee of volunteers runs the market space. To book a space at the market to sell your produce, all you need to do is speak to the committee members and if approved, you will pay 10 euro weekly for a table and space, which is rented from the community centre.|
|Main results/outcomes of the activity (expected or final): the market has been around for several ways and is a good opportunity for producers to establlish their business and obtain a customer base.|
|The main practical recommendation(s): community-based farmers markets are a great place to establish a customer base and begin to promote your business. It is also a great place for consumers to find multiple products in one location, making it convenient.|
|Further information/Reference: https://www.facebook.com/castlegregorymarket/?ref=page_internal|
Short summary for practitioners in native language on the (final or expected) outcomes (1000-1500 characters, word count – no spaces).
This summary should be as interesting as possible for farmers/end-users, using a direct and easy understandable language and pointing out entrepreneurial elements which are particularly relevant for practitioners. Research oriented aspects which do not help the understanding of the practice itself should be avoided.
|Pearls, Puzzles, Proposals?||Pearls: The only farmers market in a 30km radius. Puzzles: Is it funded? Do farmers need to pay for their own tent? Proposals: It only happens in the summer but would be better to have it all year round.|
|What needs did the ‘good practice’ respond to?||There is a strong sense of community on the peninsula so this approach is definitely appreciated by the locals.|
|Methodology Used:||desk-based and brief phone interview|
|Actors/Stakeholders involved. Who are key actors in the supply chain AND who are key enablers of the process?||Market committee, community centre, producers, consumers|
|Is the good practice supported by an IT application? If yes please describe and collect the TRL||No, they are only present on facebook and the county council website.|
|Optional: What supports were provided by public sector bodies/policy instruments?||None|
|Media attachment (e.g. video link) or other attachment describing/depicting the Good Pratice|
|Key words||Farmers market, Food, Prepared food, Crafts|
|Additonal infromation for reporting purposes|
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101000788
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