With a mission to support farmers market operators, FMC seeks to foster leaders, encourage research, and facilitate the sharing of resources within the farmers market field.

Farmers Market Coalition can offer fee-based consulting services 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,  FMC 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 support in three ways:

Resource Development

FMC uses our network of experienced market professionals and academic partners to find or create necessary worksheets, templates or case studies. Learn more…

Sector Analysis

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 Request Form

One-on-One Consulting

If you are someone with experience in farmers markets and interested in being contracted to provide support via FMC’s work,  please fill out this form.

Filling out the form does not guarantee you will be hired. All entries will be vetted for completeness and relevancy to FMC’s needs. If you are contacted by FMC and do not respond to requests for more information, your entry will be deleted from the registry. The registry will be managed for FMC’s purposes to provide technical assistance to market operators and will not be shared. If market operators seek direct technical assistance references from FMC, FMC will contact the vetted registrant directly for permission to share their contact or work information.

FMC One-on-One Provider Registry

 

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