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Selling at farmer’s markets: the case of Turin



Selling directly to consumers is based on a quality convention (Eymard-Duvernay, 1989) related to social relationships, shared values and beliefs (Bénézech et al., 2008). This channel sales, concerning the relationships proximity, reports an increasing relevance on the multifunctional agriculture and on the sustainable production (Rossi et al., 2008). This study seeks to explore famers’ markets that take place in Turin (capital of the Piedmont region) and changes over time. If in Turin is placed the biggest European open market (Mercato di Porta Palazzo), where farmers have a reserved place historically, new initiatives have been launched in recent years, creating a wider supply.

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  • Secondo Rolfo & Sara Pavone & Gian Franco Corio, 2013. "Selling at farmer’s markets: the case of Turin," CERIS Working Paper 201319, Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth - Moncalieri (TO) ITALY -NOW- Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth - Moncalieri (TO) ITALY.
  • Handle: RePEc:csc:cerisp:201319

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    1. Hiroko Amemiya & Danièle Benezech & Michel Renault, 2008. "Les circuits courts : Un « monde de commercialisation » interpersonnel ?," Post-Print halshs-00347735, HAL.
    2. François Eymard-Duvernay, 1989. "Conventions de qualité et formes de coordination," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 40(2), pages 329-360.
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    farmers’ markets; selling directly; open air market; multifunctional agriculture; sustainable development;

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    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness

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