Technical Assistance Services

With a mission to support farmers market operators, FMC’s technical assistance services seek to foster leaders, encourage research, and facilitate the sharing of resources within the farmers market field.

Farmers Market Coalition Technical Assistance (TA) Program is a fee-based consulting service for farmers markets, their partners, and organizations seeking to understand and support them.  Our network of advisers and assistance providers, drawn from the field of market organizers, professional consultants, and academic leaders, work at three scales:

  • Offering direct assistance to market managers and vendors as they work to make their markets sustainable institutions within their communities
  • Partnering with organizations to perform evaluations and analysis on local, regional and national farmers market impacts
  • Communicating research and promising practices through presentations and workshops at conferences across the country

By interacting at all levels of farmers market execution, the FMC Technical Assistance Program strengthens local markets, ensuring that their values, successes, and challenges are documented, analyzed, and communicated, and understood by the spectrum of local, state and national stakeholders.

 We offer technical assistance in three ways:

Workshops and Presentations

As the national collective voice of farmers markets across America, FMC has access to success stories, data, and analysis from all 50 states. We tailor presentations, trainings and workshops for organizations seeking to leverage the impacts of farmers markets to build community health and wealth. Learn more…

Research & Evaluation

FMC uses our network of experienced market professionals and academic resources to plan and implement evaluation, research, and reports that document farmers market impacts at the local, regional, and national levels. Learn more…

One-on-One Problem Solving

FMC works at the grassroots, connecting market managers with peers who have successfully worked through issues including incorporation, governance, electronic currency systems, fundraising, and food safety. Fill out our Technical Assistance Information Request Form Learn more…

 

“Farmers Market TA Provider Registry

Farmers market operators have always learned best from other’s experience or through direct support. Please register if you are interested in providing technical assistance to farmers market operators.

Technical Assistance Provider Registry

Please submit your expertise for being contacted by FMC to provide direct technical assistance to farmers markets on a contracted basis. Partially filled out forms or submissions lacking resumes will not be accepted.
  • FMC offers direct technical assistance to farmers market operators and market partners across many projects. In some cases, we use added outside contracted assistance to meet those project goals. This registry will be used within FMC to seek possible TA providers, but there is no assurance that once on this list that you will be contacted or hired. Hiring will be based on your resume and expertise and its relevancy to the TA needs for the project. The information added to this registry will not be shared with any other entity without direct permission from the person listed.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please briefly share your technical assistance approach for farmers market operators. Specific areas of knowledge will be added later in this form so instead use this space to offer a thumbnail of your hoped-for results or your "theory of change" when offering technical assistance. This might be something like "I believe farmers markets are the functional centers of democratic, inclusive food systems and should be designed as such." Or maybe you just tell us a little about your favorite resource you use when offering TA to market operators.
  • Please tell us the number of years that you have been actively involved with advising, managing or vending at farmers markets.
    Please enter a number from 0 to 50.
    Please choose the areas that you are able to provide TA to farmers market operators. For each area chosen, please make sure that your resumed details including work experience, references, links to reports, or citations for that area of expertise chosen.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, png.
    Please upload an updated resume that includes references and citations for the areas chosen above.

Managing a farmers markets is extremely rewarding, but no one ever said it was easy.                                                                  We’re here to help.