Resource Library

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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By-laws of Rural Mountain Producers Exchange (Fayetteville Farmers Market)

Boards, Mission, and Governance

An example of by-laws for a market initiated and governed by producers.

Published October 29, 2013 Publisher Website Link to Resource By-laws

Urbana’s Market at the Square Strategic Plan

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Evaluation | Management and Operations

This strategic plan, and stakeholder input profiles, were published in 2011 after the City of Urbana facilitated a first-ever strategic planning process to assist in planning the Market’s growth and future.

Published October 28, 2013 Publisher Website Link to Resource Feasibility StudyStrategic Plan

Farmers Market Tax Status Handout

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Market Start-up and Development

This chart, developed by the Farmers Market Coalition, shows the differences in various tax exempt designations and example qualifying market activities for each.

By: Sarah Johnson and Katie Stewart Published October 28, 2013 Publisher Website Link to Resource