Your NameMichael Pergola
TRP Cohort AssignmentSpring 2023 Cohort B: Americas with Online Intensive
Study Cohort Members

Mark Benjamin ,
Michael Pergola,
Ruth Knight ,
Harriett Crosby

Working Title of The Project (which we will use to refer to it throughout the series)

The Full Time Bricks and Mortar Farmers Market

Project Location

New Lebanon New York

Nature of The Project (e.g. building, new community, economic development, etc.)

The project has multiple aspects including a new notion of a farmers market, a community development aspect, a business development aspect that puts purpose and profit on equal footing and actual store front.

Why do you think this project is appropriate for the course assignment?

It has a variety of relevant areas of focus as mentioned above, it is in a later stage of development, it has received a grant from the USDA, it is in an historic community and it aims to redefine the distribution of effort and reward for farmers markets in smaller towns.

Additional Useful Information

The folks initiating the project have a creative orientation, a genuine curiosity and a sense of community commitment.

Date CreatedFebruary 22, 2023