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.

Submit a Resource!

RAFI’s “Guide to SNAP/EBT for NC Farmers Markets: Steps, Best Practices, and Resources”

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

This guide is for farmers market organizers, public health professionals, and food justice advocates who want to learn how farmers markets can accept SNAP/EBT benefits. The guide includes an overview of SNAP/EBT in North Carolina and how to implement a successful SNAP/EBT program at farmers markets. The guide also describes farmers market nutrition incentive programs and how farmers markets can implement their own incentive program. Download the guide here.

As a companion to the Guide’s section on record-keeping, RAFI is also offering a new tool, the Guide to Excel for Farmers Market SNAP/EBT Programs. This downloadable Excel workbook contains instructions, tips, templates for SNAP/EBT record-keeping in Excel 2013; we hope to offer a guide for additional versions of Excel and Google Sheets in the future. Download the Excel guide here.

Published March 30, 2018

Virginia Farmers Market Association Resources

Market Start-up and Development

VAFMA has compiled and categorized highly useful resources for market managers and staff to aid in regulating and running market. Via on their website resources page, information, guides, tips, posts, and presentations are broken down into:

  1. Building Market Success
  2. Market Manager Development
  3. Food Access Impact
  4. Food Safety
  5. Outreach & Social Media
  6. Market Programs

 

Published March 29, 2018

The Care and Feeding of the News Media

Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

Newspapers and broadcast media have a voracious appetite. They’re always hungry for content. But you can help because you have what they need and want. You have stories, and stories are their stock in trade.

By: Phil Easily Published March 27, 2018 Publisher Website Newsletter, Article/Story