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


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Regional Farmers Market Feasibility Study for Louisville, Kentucky

Evaluation | Market Start-up and Development

The study identifies and makes recommendations on key elements needed to increase Kentucky farm products’ share in Louisville’s food market system. Such elements include effective logistics and distribution strategy and/or facilities, processing centers, consolidated modern cooling facilities, new retail outlets and farmers markets, or collaborative marketing channels.

By: Market Ventures, Inc., and Karp Resources Published October 23, 2013 Publisher Website Link to Resource Feasibility StudyReport

Vermont Market Currency Report

Evaluation | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

2013 report analyzing Vermont farmers markets’ SNAP, FMNP and incentive systems. Report funded by Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) and NOFA-VT.

By: Darlene Wolnik Published October 22, 2013 Publisher Website Link to Resource Report

Producer Liability: Understanding & Communicating Vendors’ Risks and Insurance Needs

Food Safety and Handling | Insurance, Liability, and Licensing

The second webinar in a series of four about insurance and farmers markets, focusing on insurance issues that apply specifically to producers, with recommendations about how manager can communicate these needs to their vendors.

By: Larry Spilker (Campbell Risk Management) and Deb Connors (Kansas City Market) Published October 22, 2013 Publisher Website Link to Resource Presentation