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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Documenting the Flowering of Public Markets | trans•act research

Impact Reports

Farmers market fans have long argued that markets de- liver a “triple bottom line” as they benefit food producers, consumers and the larger community. While anecdotal evidence indicates that public markets are indeed a source of widespread public good, little formal research has tested this hypothesis.

By: Richard McCarthy Published March 06, 2020 Link to Resource Publication

Review of Analysis of Farmers Market Operation and Impacts for the City of Pittsburgh

Management and Operations

Available literature on farmers markets in and around the City of Pittsburgh and reports on regional food and farming efforts were reviewed for this paper, focusing on studies of farmers markets in the City of Pittsburgh or production analysis across the region. Relevant research on farmers markets and market networks from across the U.S. was also examined to uncover best practices and operational solutions for a wide variety of markets.

By: Darlene Wolnik Published February 16, 2020 Link to Resource Research Reports

Designing Effective, Scalable Data Collection Tools to Measure Farmers Market Impacts

Management and Operations
By: Wolnik, Cheek, Weaver Published September 19, 2019 Link to Resource Publication