Public Markets vs. Farmers’ Markets

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Public markets can be quite fun to visit if you have the free time on weekends. These places are filled with people looking for different stuffs and buying their needs.

There is also a place called farmers’ market. Like a public market, it also offers a lot of basic commodities to its customers. A farmer’s market also sells locally grown fruits and vegetables. These two kinds of market are often mistaken for the other. But they are quite different

Public Market

A public market is a place which is generally housed in permanent structures or building. It is open year-round. It primarily offers a variety of non-farmer or non-producer vendors, packaged foods and non-food products.

Public markets sell a variety of goods- from fresh, healthful, locally grown food or produced crops. They also typically include crafts made by their own locals or a variety of needed neighbourhood business. They prohibit franchise business and chain stores to give the local businesses to highlight the best of local foods, crafts, music, heritage and culture.

Farmers’ Market

A farmers’ market on the other hand is a physical retail marketplace intended to sell foods directly by farmers to consumers. This market consists of crops grown and produced by farmers. Farmers’ markets can be indoor or outdoor. They typically consists of booths, tables or stands where farmers sell fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, and sometimes prepared foods and beverages. Compared to public markets, farmers’ markets are seasonal. They are not open for the whole year. Due to their nature, farmers’ market tend to be less rigidly regulated than retail produce shops.