Resource Library

Welcome to the Farmers Market Coalition Resource Library, an ever-growing database of resources for farmers market operators, organizations that support farmers markets, 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.

In addition to this resource library, FMC curates The Farm Direct Nutrition Incentives Guide Site, a comprehensive library of resources for the people who run SNAP/EBT and nutrition incentives at farmers markets, farm stands, CSAs and mobile markets. If you are looking for information related to SNAP and nutrition incentives, you’ll find some resources here, and many more at the Farm Direct Nutrition Incentive Library. Learn more and explore the site at farmdirectincentives.guide

 

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When Things Don’t Work: Some Insights into Why Farmers Markets Close

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

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.

By: Garry Stephenson, Larry Lev, & Linda Brewer Published October 28, 2013 Publisher Website Link to Resource

A Learning Approach to Strengthening Farmers Markets

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

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.

By: Larry Lev and Garry Stephenson Published October 28, 2013 Publisher Website Link to Resource

How Do Farmers’ Markets Affect Neighboring Businesses?

Evaluation | Public Policies

A research brief by Oregon State University Extension with data for both weekday and weekend markets in Oregon showing the spillover sales generated by farmers market shoppers who also make purchases at other neighboring businesses.

By: Larry Lev, Linda Brewer, and Garry Stephenson Published October 28, 2013 Publisher Website Link to Resource