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 (26)
- Farm Business and Marketing (45)
- Farm Inspection and Enforcement (27)
- Food Safety and Handling (35)
- Funding and Grants (18)
- Insurance, Liability, and Licensing (23)
- Management and Operations (102)
- Market Start-up and Development (59)
- Other (5)
- Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events (45)
- Public Policies (29)
- Rules and Vendor Applications (26)
- SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs (74)
- State Association Development (9)
- Surveys, Evaluation (74)
- Vendor Fees and Market Finances (14)
This guide offers detailed advice on how to start and develop a farmers’ market. The major topics covered include getting started, permits, licenses, registrations, market management, and vendor best practices.
Published by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont, this is a complete guide to farmers market start-up and maintenance is an essential resource for market managers and organizers, including particular details for agencies and regulations in Vermont.
How do the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules affect farmers markets and direct marketing farmers? How can consumers, farmers, and others take action? As they currently stand, the proposed standards undermine sustainable and organic production practices, subject many farms to regulations designed for industrial facilities, and may well prove too costly for farmers to implement and stay in business. Exemptions available for certain farmers and facilities, and the risks of losing exempt status, are addressed.
Sarah Hackney, Grassroots Director of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Jen O’Brien, Executive Director, Farmers Market Coalition