Question Bank

For Residents:

1)      Have you heard of/what has your experience been with the food cooperative in Williamsburg, Real Food?

2)      What is your perception of the availability of local food in the area?

3)      Do you consider the availability of local food when choosing a restaurant or deciding where to shop for groceries?

4)      Do you attend the Williamsburg Farmers’ Market in Merchant Square? If you have lived other places, how does this market compare to others you have attended?

For Farmers:

1)      Is your primary means of income selling food directly to consumers?

2)      Have you heard of the co-op Real Food? What has your experience with the organization been?

3)      In your experience, what has been the most effective/efficient way of getting your goods to the public? Farmers’ markets? CSAs? Cooperatives?

4)      What is your perception of the demand for local food options among the Williamsburg community?


The Williamsburg Documentary Project (WDP) strives to collect and preserve the rich past of Williamsburg, Virginia. By conducting oral history interviews, building physical and digital archives, and creating online exhibits, the WDP interprets Williamsburg’s recent past. The WDP works towards developing a better understanding of Williamsburg by bringing together individuals, local groups, Colonial Williamsburg, and the College of William & Mary.

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