Articles by Bret Shaw

Many of farmers' markets fail within their first four years in business. While their number has swelled, inexperienced management, high manager turnover, small size and low resources can make a market more susceptible to collapse.More
As many Wisconsinites know, not all farmers' markets are the same, but they are found in all types of communities – cities, small towns, suburbs and rural areas.More
Communicating the science-based facts supporting a course of action or policy, such as protecting lakeshore, may be necessary, but it is often not sufficient to encourage people to adopt new practices.More
Wisconsin consumers widely agree that "local" food means food grown within the state. However, most Wisconsin shoppers do not consider food grown in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota to be "local," a new statewide survey shows.More