Resource Library

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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Creating a Farmers Market Living Lab: Lessons Learned in Growing a Farmers Market

Farm Business and Marketing | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | Surveys, Evaluation

This booklet is the result of asking the question, “What can we do to increase sales and attendance at our market?”, reports the results from using our market as a “living lab” to systematically test ideas to answer this question.

By: Nancy Staisey, Nancy Beaumont, Lindsay Wallace, and The Historic Lewes Farmers Market Published April 09, 2018 Publisher Website Link to Resource Publication

USDA Architectural Service Technical Assistance Request Form

Market Start-up and Development

A form to request services from USDA AMS’ Wholesale Market Design Architectural Services consisting of initial design and plan evaluation for the construction or remodeling of wholesale markets, farmers markets, public markets and food hubs.

Published April 04, 2018 Publisher Website Application Form

RAFI’s “Guide to SNAP/EBT for NC Farmers Markets: Steps, Best Practices, and Resources”

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

This guide is for farmers market organizers, public health professionals, and food justice advocates who want to learn how farmers markets can accept SNAP/EBT benefits. The guide includes an overview of SNAP/EBT in North Carolina and how to implement a successful SNAP/EBT program at farmers markets. The guide also describes farmers market nutrition incentive programs and how farmers markets can implement their own incentive program. Download the guide here.

As a companion to the Guide’s section on record-keeping, RAFI is also offering a new tool, the Guide to Excel for Farmers Market SNAP/EBT Programs. This downloadable Excel workbook contains instructions, tips, templates for SNAP/EBT record-keeping in Excel 2013; we hope to offer a guide for additional versions of Excel and Google Sheets in the future. Download the Excel guide here.

Published March 30, 2018