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Does anyone know if providing prepared food for free (i.e. soup or similar) adjacent to fresh produce boosts sales / customer bases in farmer's markets or similar? Does it boost engagement with foodstuffs?

I... would suspect so (limitedly), but have never seen any scholarship to such an effect.

@WilliamConey Not sure, maybe look at research on Food Not Bombs? Every FNB I was a part of would be downtown near food places that would sometimes donate to us

@Cyborgneticz yeah, maybe.

Thinking in my head this is something that might have been studies at a microcosm level as a ag business / marketing thing, although that's likely not to be universal evidence for support.

@WilliamConey Probably. I never thought of it from that lens, but I agree. Sounds like time for field research...

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