Buffalo Place Now Accepting Proposals: Farmer’s Market Resiliency Grant Data Collection Project

Submit A Proposal: New York State Farmers’ Market Resiliency Data Collection Project

Buffalo Place is accepting proposals for market survey/interviews services as part of a New York Department of Agriculture and Markets Farmer’s Market Resiliency grant.

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2023 New York State Farmers’ Market Resiliency Data Collection Project Request for Proposal Question & Answer

Buffalo Place Inc. has been awarded a New York State Farmers’ Market Resiliency Grant for the Downtown Country Market. This is a first time grant for the State of New York, offered in partnership with the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets. The grant was awarded to several Farmers’ Markets across New York State to enhance food system resiliency.

We are seeking data to guide an operational redesign of the Downtown County Market. Our objective is to become a viable, successful market for both the Farmers’ and vendors, the Downtown population including employees, residents, and visitors. Data from the project will be used to provide useful, actionable information to guide refocus of the Market and secure its ongoing operation into the future in light of declining trends. Data will also build constructive contacts with customers and vendors to encourage increases in customer and vendor participation, and sales (traditional business to consumer and Double Up Food Bucks). In an effort to procure data to assist with operational adjustment decision-making, Buffalo Place was approved to contract for service the administration of surveys with several audiences in Western New York.

We are particularly interested in receiving proposals from Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and Veteran-Owned businesses to help us meet our New York State goals. This project has a goal of 15% of grant funds to Minority Owned Businesses, 15% to Women Owned Businesses and 6% for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOB).