Food usually reaches consumers through markets. Markets are places of exchange where farmers or retailers sell food to consumers. Markets purchase food from producers, distributors, and processors and sell it to the end consumer. They take many different forms including farmers markets, bodegas, grocery stores or supermarkets, convenience stores and gas stations, institutions, and restaurants. Price, quality, and availability vary greatly within the market sector. Food markets must balance seasonal local products and the global food economy with affordability and customer demand when choosing where to source products.
Selling Food in CNY
Food Market Manager, Syracuse, NY
At one point 50% of all food in CNY came through [the Central New York Regional Market]. But times have changed.