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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Farmers Market Legal Toolkit

Management and Operations

This Toolkit was developed to support farmers markets throughout the U.S. with open-source legal tools to inform market managers as they make decisions to build and grow their markets. The specific topics covered in the Toolkit were selected in response to recurring questions from farmers market managers–about how business structure would affect their organizations, what types of legal risks exist and how to manage them, and how to make their products available and accessible for all community members.

Published January 16, 2018 Publisher Website Research Reports

FMC’s Partnership with Farmspread: A webinar and demo!

The Farmers Market Coalition has officially partnered with Farmspread, a farmers market vendor management website that provides farmers market managers, staff, and vendors the tools they need to operate a successful market. The two organizations have teamed up to offer FMC members a comprehensive membership package that includes a Farmspread account at a discounted rate.

Farmspread’s management platform can be utilized on its own, or as a complement to FMC’s Farmers Market Metrics (Metrics) program, a program designed to help farmers market staff collect key market data, which can then be used to optimize market operations, promotional efforts, and more.

Check out our webinar below, which goes over our partnership, and an in-depth demo of Farmspread, and how it connects to FM Metrics.

For further information on using Farmspread for your market, reach out at

Published January 12, 2018

Moscow Farmers Market Strategic Plan

Market Start-up and Development

The Moscow Farmers Market Commission conducted a strategic planning process that began in October of 2016. Strategic planning work included coming to agreement in regards to maintaining the current mission and vision statements, as well as, identifying the concerns and issues the Commission feels the Market faces now and into the future, establishing five major challenge areas. Also, a detailed Operational Overview was completed. Supporting objectives, goals, actions/strategies and accompanying annual deliverables were then developed for each of the identified major challenge areas. The Moscow Farmers Market Strategic Plan was adopted by the Moscow Farmers Market Commission on February 8, 2017.

Published January 10, 2018 Publisher Website Link to Resource Strategic Plan