Planning for a Community Supported Farmers Market in a Rural USDA Food Desert

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/582083
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice
Title:
Planning for a Community Supported Farmers Market in a Rural USDA Food Desert
Author(s):
Engelbright, Carrie Lynn
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau
Advisors:
Anderson, Eric; Hull, Edna; Nguh, Jonas
Abstract:

A community initiative to develop and sustain a farmer's market can address insufficient access to fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables for individuals working and residing in a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated food desert. This project addressed a particular USDA food desert in South Wood County, Wisconsin. The purpose of this project was to develop and plan for implementation and evaluation of a community-supported farmers market in South Wood County, with the goal to increase access to fruits and vegetables. Project objectives included development of a sustainable community infrastructure to support the market, development of policies and guidelines for creation and sustainment of the market, and development of implementation and evaluation plans for the overall market initiative. In collaboration with an interdisciplinary project team of community stakeholders, the above objectives were met and necessary products and plans were developed to direct the initiative over a 5-year period, with long-term evaluation planning extending to 10 years. The plan has been validated by external scholars with content expertise in the area, approved by the project team, and formally endorsed and approved by the Wood County Health Department. The market initiative has been approved for establishment in the community for the 2015 market season. Rooted in the socioecological model, a community supported farmers market can be a key catalyst for positive social change by improving the health of underserved populations who lack access to fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables. By using existing evidence relevant to the population's needs, the market will address disparities surrounding food access and affordability in a rural community affected by food desert conditions.

Keywords:
Rural; Food desert; Farmers market; community support; Socioecological model; Public health
MeSH:
Rural Health; Public Health; Food Supply; Community Networks; Models, Theoretical
Repository Posting Date:
12-Nov-2015
Date of Publication:
12-Nov-2015
Citation:
Engelbright, C. L. (2015). Planning for a community supported farmers market in a rural USDA food desert (Doctoral capstone project). Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/582083
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Grantor:
Walden University
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2015

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practiceen
dc.titlePlanning for a Community Supported Farmers Market in a Rural USDA Food Deserten_US
dc.contributor.authorEngelbright, Carrie Lynnen
dc.contributor.departmentTauen
dc.contributor.advisorAnderson, Ericen
dc.contributor.advisorHull, Ednaen
dc.contributor.advisorNguh, Jonasen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/582083en
dc.description.abstract<p>A community initiative to develop and sustain a farmer's market can address insufficient access to fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables for individuals working and residing in a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated food desert. This project addressed a particular USDA food desert in South Wood County, Wisconsin. The purpose of this project was to develop and plan for implementation and evaluation of a community-supported farmers market in South Wood County, with the goal to increase access to fruits and vegetables. Project objectives included development of a sustainable community infrastructure to support the market, development of policies and guidelines for creation and sustainment of the market, and development of implementation and evaluation plans for the overall market initiative. In collaboration with an interdisciplinary project team of community stakeholders, the above objectives were met and necessary products and plans were developed to direct the initiative over a 5-year period, with long-term evaluation planning extending to 10 years. The plan has been validated by external scholars with content expertise in the area, approved by the project team, and formally endorsed and approved by the Wood County Health Department. The market initiative has been approved for establishment in the community for the 2015 market season. Rooted in the socioecological model, a community supported farmers market can be a key catalyst for positive social change by improving the health of underserved populations who lack access to fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables. By using existing evidence relevant to the population's needs, the market will address disparities surrounding food access and affordability in a rural community affected by food desert conditions.</p>en
dc.subjectRuralen
dc.subjectFood deserten
dc.subjectFarmers marketen
dc.subjectcommunity supporten
dc.subjectSocioecological modelen
dc.subjectPublic healthen
dc.subject.meshRural Healthen
dc.subject.meshPublic Healthen
dc.subject.meshFood Supplyen
dc.subject.meshCommunity Networksen
dc.subject.meshModels, Theoreticalen
dc.date.available2015-11-12T17:13:44Zen
dc.date.issued2015-11-12en
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-12T17:13:44Zen
dc.identifier.citationEngelbright, C. L. (2015). Planning for a community supported farmers market in a rural USDA food desert (Doctoral capstone project). Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/582083en
dc.identifier.citationEngelbright, C. L. (2015). Planning for a community supported farmers market in a rural USDA food desert (Doctoral capstone project). Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/582083en
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.en
thesis.degree.grantorWalden Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
thesis.degree.year2015en
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