This study takes place in Tucson, Arizona, and focuses on the constraints of accessibility to a farmers’ market. Consumers who prefer healthy and environmentally friendly food have certain struggles that are not experienced with general grocery stores, such as limited hours of service and practical locations.
Figure 1 displays the distribution of population based on living location and what time of day that they work. The spatial distribution of city population varies with the time of a day
Figure 3 illustrates the number of potential customers for each market within Tucson. There is a large area within the city limits that does not have a famers’ market within 8 miles. To maximize accessibility to all people, travel distance needs to be taken into account.
Tong, D., Ren, F., & Mack, J. (2012). Locating farmers’ markets with an incorporation of spatio-temporal variation. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences,46(2), 149-156. doi:10.1016/j.seps.2011.07.002