Event Title

Barrels Community Market: Creating Community in a College Town through Local Food

Presenter Information

Carla Nyquist, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 223

Start Date

30-4-2015 3:18 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:55 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

I am interested in exploring the idea of why people in a specific community/ demographic choose to consume local food even though it is often more expensive than typical grocery store-bought food and can be less convenient to purchase than going to a grocery store. What are the motivations that lead people to value local food and shop at a local food cooperative? What do they view as the benefits to themselves/ the community as a whole? Does consuming local food and supporting a local food cooperative establish a sense of community among the participants? More specifically, I will be examining the Colby communitys connection with local food through Barrels Market in downtown Waterville. Why do Colby students shop at Barrels when they have built-in meal plans? Why do they choose to shop at Barrels instead of other stores in Waterville? Do students shop at Barrels for purely personal reasons or to support the local community? What are the barriers to shopping at/ becoming involved with Barrels for a Colby student? In addition, I hope to study the Colby faculty and staffs relationships with Barrels.

Faculty Sponsor

Winifred Tate

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Anthropology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1581

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Apr 30th, 3:18 PM Apr 30th, 3:55 PM

Barrels Community Market: Creating Community in a College Town through Local Food

Diamond 223

I am interested in exploring the idea of why people in a specific community/ demographic choose to consume local food even though it is often more expensive than typical grocery store-bought food and can be less convenient to purchase than going to a grocery store. What are the motivations that lead people to value local food and shop at a local food cooperative? What do they view as the benefits to themselves/ the community as a whole? Does consuming local food and supporting a local food cooperative establish a sense of community among the participants? More specifically, I will be examining the Colby communitys connection with local food through Barrels Market in downtown Waterville. Why do Colby students shop at Barrels when they have built-in meal plans? Why do they choose to shop at Barrels instead of other stores in Waterville? Do students shop at Barrels for purely personal reasons or to support the local community? What are the barriers to shopping at/ becoming involved with Barrels for a Colby student? In addition, I hope to study the Colby faculty and staffs relationships with Barrels.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/220