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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MIFMA Farmers’ Market Manual

MIFMA has a farmers’ market manual available to members with all the latest info for farmers market within the state.

Chapters include:

  1. Starting A Farmers’ Market
  2. Organizing
  3. Structuring
  4. Governance Structure
  5. Managing Your Farmers’ Market
  6. Financial Management
  7. Food Safety and Food Licensing
  8. Building A Vendor Base
  9. Food Assistance Programs
  10. Obtaining Financial Resources
  11. Promoting Your Farmers’ Market
  12. Risk Management and Insurance

The manual also provides resource links and more insightful information. Learn more about the MIFMA manual.

Published January 04, 2018

Oklahoma Grown Farmers Market Requirements

Management and Operations

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry has established criteria that Farmers Markets must meet before being recognized as an Oklahoma Grown Market or a Registered Farmers Market. A market can choose not to participate in this program, however only participating markets will be eligible for assistance or promotional materials that are made available by ODAFF.

Published January 04, 2018 Publisher Website Link to Resource Market Policy

Nebraska’s Produce Safety Program

“The FDA Produce Safety Rule (PSR) is part of FSMA and focuses on science-based minimum standards for safe production and harvesting of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption.”

Learn more about the Produce Safety Program and what is expected of your farm, view extra resources and learn about training dates.

Published January 03, 2018