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Food Studies: Farmers' Market Ethnography

by Erin Ross

March 19, 2011

For my first semester of graduate school, I stuck with classes that were familiar to me, and allowed me to function within my academic comfort zone. I deliberately chose courses that required lots of reading, and allowed me to do most of my research in the library.

I choose to focus on food stamp usage at farmers' markets. I wanted to find out what systems were in place and what the pluses and minuses of such programs might be. The idea was that we would conduct research throughout the semester, with progress reports due at different points, culminating in a 20- to 30-page final paper.

To be continued... Erin is a student blogger for the Food Studies feature on GOOD's Food hub. If you enjoyed this, you should check out the rest of the Food Studies blogger gang here.

All photos courtesy of the author.

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Food Studies: Farmers' Market Ethnography