Welcome to the Farmers Market Coalition Resource Library, an ever-growing database of resources for farmers, market managers and researchers. These resources were developed by a wide spectrum of organizations, agencies, and academic institutions, and we are grateful for the spirit of sharing which allows us to bring a variety of tools to your table in one searchable portal. We hope you find them useful and consider submitting resources of your own for the benefit of the farmers market community.
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- Boards, Mission, and Governance (27)
- Farm Business and Marketing (29)
- Farm Inspection and Enforcement (27)
- Food Safety and Handling (18)
- Funding and Grants (16)
- Insurance, Liability, and Licensing (21)
- Management and Operations (90)
- Market Start-up and Development (39)
- Other (2)
- Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events (35)
- Public Policies (21)
- Rules and Vendor Applications (25)
- SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs (62)
- State Association Development (9)
- Surveys, Evaluation (66)
- Vendor Fees and Market Finances (14)
The Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit provides timely information, tips, and templates to help market managers navigate the increasing demands they face. We hope to cut your learning curve, share best practices, and adapt the excellent existing resources to your market.
Each chapter includes downloadable tools in Word or Excel that you can tailor to your market needs. The Toolkit is designed to be added to and updated in real time. Please send us your recommendations and suggested improvements. The Toolkit is available both online and as a binder from the WSFMA thanks to support from the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program.
This Toolkit is dedicated to Washington State’s indefatigable farmers market staff, boards, volunteers, sponsors, and farmers and other vendors who are working hard to support local farms, grow good food for families, and make our communities brighter.
View the Toolkit Here: http://www.wafarmersmarkettoolkit.org/
Food From Farms provides guidance to Farmers Markets, primarily focusing the tracking and accounting for Farm Direct Alternative Currencies. They also provide resources for Farmers Markets and Coalitions who need a 501(c)(3) umbrella for their matching and other incentive programs.
The process of setting up your market to accept EBT, credit and/or debit cards can be technical, confusing, and subject to change. This section outlines key considerations, explains current options, and shares creative ideas developed by Washington farmers markets. It’s not a linear step-by-step process; you may be working on various steps at the same time.
This resource is a part of the Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit.