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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Updated with the latest information on technology, the Maryland Farmers Market Association’s guide is a definitive resource on how to increase customers at your market through acceptance of the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), Fruit & Vegetable Checks (FVC), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Maryland.
FMC’s 2013 Talking Points document outlines the many benefits that farmers markets bring to communities. The benefits are supported by quotes, anecdotes and facts from markets around the country.
Administrative Publication No. (AP-068) 89 pp, January 2015
This USDA report provides an overview of local and regional food systems across several dimensions. It details the latest economic information on local food producers, consumers, and policy, relying on findings from several national surveys and a synthesis of recent literature to assess the current size of and recent trends in local and regional food systems.
You can download the pdf here (or through the link below), or access it and more info on the USDA website: http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/ap-administrative-publication/ap-068.aspx