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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marketshare: Market Budget Scenario 1

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development

Budget case study for a seasonal market with stall fees and sponsors. marketshare is a program of marketumbrella.org, which works to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. These free documents (called “shares”) are the best of “lessons learned” from public markets everywhere.

By: Darlene Wolnik Published February 04, 2021 Link to Resource Topical guides

EBT Tech Bytes: Device Category Overview

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

FMC presents Tech Bytes: quick sessions covering topics on technology, especially pertaining to EBT.

Our first session provides a brief scan of the three categories of point-of-sale devices: wired, wireless, and mobile, as well as discusses the emergence of loyalty card systems that may eventually help markets replace token-based models. For a downloadable PDF with content from this presentation, look at the slides or read further on the EBT Device Category Overview.

If you’d like to share your market’s device or insights, please reach out to Katie@farmersmarketcoalition.org.

Published February 03, 2021 PresentationTopical guidesvideo

EBT Point of Sale Device: Categories Overview

Farm Business and Marketing | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

EBT Point of Sale Device Category Overview

This document will help you familiarize yourself with the categories of devices available – wired, wireless, and mobile, and help you start your search for the right device based on your cellular connectivity needs. This list is not exhaustive, nor is it a recommendation – these devices are examples of what we see commonly occurring in the Market and Farm Stand community.

Please refer to our Market Discovery Process to dive deeper into factors that may influence your technology choice. If you are seeking free or low cost EBT equipment, there are several states offering Free Wireless EBT Equipment to eligible markets and farmers — refer to our nationwide state-by-state guide for more information on what your state’s program offers, but remember, choosing the technology that works for your market before looking at cost is vital to your market’s EBT program.

If you’d like to share your market’s device or insights, please reach out to Katie@farmersmarketcoalition.org.

Published February 03, 2021 Link to Resource