Vermont Market Currency Feasibility Report-2013

FMC October 29, 2013

2013 report analyzing Vermont farmers markets’ SNAP, FMNP and incentive systems. Report funded by Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) and NOFA-VT.

New City Market Business Feasibility Study


This resource offers the Canadian New City Market’s detailed financial model for establishing costs and benefits for individual business units. The report offers research and community engagement suggestions for future services and infrastructure. This source is a helpful model for analyzing and planning the economic future of any farmers market.

Urbana’s Market at the Square Strategic Plan

Stacy October 28, 2013

This strategic plan, and stakeholder input profiles, were published in 2011 after the City of Urbana facilitated a first-ever strategic planning process to assist in planning the Market’s growth and future. The market strategic plan was then updated in 2016.

Grand Rapids Urban Market Concept Plan and Feasibility Study

Stacy October 23, 2013

This study outlines market feasibility for Grand Rapids. Analyzing local food supply and the best possible locations for farmers markets, the study provides an example for conducting research while also supplying innovative market ideas.

Regional Farmers Market Feasibility Study for Louisville, Kentucky


The study identifies and makes recommendations on key elements needed to increase Kentucky farm products’ share in Louisville’s food market system. Such elements include effective logistics and distribution strategy and/or facilities, processing centers, consolidated modern cooling facilities, new retail outlets and farmers markets, or collaborative marketing channels.

Portland Farmers Markets Grow a Healthy Community and Economy: An In-depth Analysis

Stacy June 18, 2009

The report is an in-depth study of current market conditions, including supply and demand. It examines characteristics of successful markets, identifies underserved areas, analyzes the markets’ economic impact, and offers recommendations for an expanded City role in fostering market growth. All Portland market managers, more than 50 local farmers, and peer communities were consulted.The report…