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Below are a list of terms I collected during this project

Cooperative: A voluntary organization of individuals formed for mutual benefit. Food cooperatives are retail businesses owned by a community.

Food sovereignty: The right of a sovereign nation to provide food for its citizens, and the right to decide its own policies specific to its cultural and economic situation.

Food system: The interdependent parts of the system that provides food to a community.

Farmers market: Public market at which farmers and often other vendors sell produce directly to consumers.

Direct marketing: An alternative method of marketing in which producers market directly to consumers.

Organic food: Food grown without the assistance of pesticides, artificial fertilizers, human waste, antibiotics, hormones, or sewage sludge.

Vendor: A supplier of a good or service at a retail establishment.

Market manager: The person appointed to oversee the daily operations of the farmers market.

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