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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- Anti-Racism Work (18)
- Boards, Mission, and Governance (26)
- Emergency Response (48)
- Evaluation (90)
- Farm Business and Marketing (50)
- Farm Inspection and Enforcement (27)
- Food Justice (17)
- Food Safety and Handling (41)
- Funding and Grants (24)
- Insurance, Liability, and Licensing (24)
- Management and Operations (130)
- Market Start-up and Development (62)
- Other (9)
- Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events (57)
- Public Policies (37)
- Rules and Vendor Applications (28)
- SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs (88)
- State Association Development (11)
- Vendor Fees and Market Finances (14)
- Webinars (10)
Market Umbrella describes the primary responsibilities of market governance as balancing supply and demand by making sure the needs of vendors, shoppers, and the community are given equal consideration.
This study looks at 53 farmers markets in Oregon and describes the dynamics of farmers’ market start-ups, closures, and manager turnover focusing on administrative revenue and labor. It examines the data of farmers’ markets that have closed and offers recommendations to enhance market success.
Oregon State University Extension Service discusses their methods for gathering information about farmers markets to improve markets and provide managers and board members with the opportunity to critically examine each others’ markets to share information and insight.