customers at the farmers marketThanks so much to all our volunteers who helped out with the Customer Count! It was a big success in many ways.

Taking into consideration weather and traffic, I think we got a good conservative baseline of right at 3000 customers (including kids if they were walking). While the market was a little slow to take off, it picked up at 10:30-11 when it got a little brighter. We learned that on average folks spend about 30 min at the market but the visitors coming in about 10-10:30 stayed a bit longer (about 45 min).

It turned out to be a bit easier than we expected, so we will probably do it again every once in awhile to get more data for comparison and analysis. We’ll keep you updated.