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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Open Book Management Budget Template

Funding and Grants

This Open Book Management Budgeting spreadsheet template was created by Mandy Moody of Chicago’s Green City Market for the Flagship Markets Community of Practice. Download it to gain a better understanding of how to use open book management and a head start on creating your own budget.

By: Mandy Moody Published May 11, 2023 Link to Resource Template

Metrics Audience Exercise


This exercise walks farmers market operators through the process of mapping where different audiences for their data fall on a “stakeholder spectrum” to assist in determining which audiences to prioritize in their measurement and evaluation work.


Published April 05, 2023 Publisher Website Other

Creating a Culture of Data Collection and Use for Ohio Farmers Markets

FMC Evaluation Resources

2022 Presentation at OEFFA Conference: The Ohio State University, Ohio Farmers Market Network, Farmers Market Coalition

Published March 07, 2023 Link to Resource Presentation