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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Sample Feasibility Survey for Consumers

Market Start-up and Development

A sample survey used by the Farmers’ Market Federation of New York to assess the level of interest among consumers for a farmers market in the community.

By: Diane Eggert Published October 21, 2013 Publisher Website Link to Resource Survey

Real Food, Real Choice: Connecting SNAP Recipients with Farmers Markets

Evaluation | Public Policies | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

This report includes qualitative and quantitative research into state-by-state trends in SNAP redemption at farmers markets as well as national challenges, success stories, and recommendations for policy and programmatic change.

By: Suzanne Briggs, Andy Fisher, Stacy Miller, and Nell Tessman Published October 17, 2013 Publisher Website Link to Resource

Healthy Foundations for Farmers Markets: Recommendations for Cities and Counties

Public Policies

This paper provides an overview of the benefits farmers markets bring to communities and offers recommendations for ways local governments can support and strengthen farmers markets.

By: Stacy Miller, Jezra Thompson, Marion Kalb Published September 05, 2013 Publisher Website Link to Resource PublicationState & Local Policy