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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At a Farmers Market, accepting credit cards is one of the first steps you can take to cater to busy people who are looking for the right mix of quality and convenience. Until a few years ago, it was easier to accept cash rather than credit cards. If you were able to accept credit cards, you likely had to invest in an expensive POS system or use one of those obnoxious carbon copy machines that never quite pressed the right way. But today, new technology gives farmers more options than ever before. ConsumerAffairs.com has researched and created a comprehensive guide about credit card processing that will help break down how to accept credit cards the cheapest and most effective way.
This is a sample of an end-of-season survey for farmers market customers provided by The Food Trust in Philadelphia, PA.
Created by The Food Trust in Philadelphia, PA, this guide provides best practices for operating food drives at farmers markets.