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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Ten Principles of a Successful Farmers Market

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Management and Operations | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | Rules and Vendor Applications | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

When the market management provides proper attention to detail, fair and equitable rules and regulations and is responsive to the farmers and vendors, the consumers and its surrounding community, the chances for success and longevity increase. To help farmers market managers achieve that level of success, the Farmers Market Federation of New York Developed these 10 Principles.

Published October 25, 2013 Publisher Website Link to Resource

New Mexico Farmers’ Market Manager Resource Guide

Evaluation | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | Rules and Vendor Applications

This guide covers all the basics of manager responsibilities, vendor rules, market promotion, and other logistics for farmers markets, of particular relevance to markets in New Mexico.

Published October 25, 2013 Publisher Website Link to Resource Topical guides

Farmers Markets in Tribal Communities: Starting Up and Sustaining Success

Market Start-up and Development

This six page guide from the New Mexico Farmers Marketing Association is the product of stories told and lessons learned from farmers markets in tribal communities in New Mexico and Arizona.


Published October 25, 2013 Link to Resource Topical guides