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Kentucky Farmers’ Market Manual and Resource Guide

May 12, 2017

The Kentucky Farmers’ Market Manual is intended to serve as a comprehensive resource for Kentucky farmers’ market managers and vendors. A partnership of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky Department for Public Health, and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the manual contains valuable guidelines and recommendations on Good Agricultural…

Prescription for Health Programs in Michigan

Alex Canepa April 13, 2017

This report provides an overview of the Prescription for Health style programs currently or previously operating in Michigan. Prescription for Health style programs support healthy behavior change for individuals and families through partnerships with healthcare and other providers who focus on supporting healthy eating (farmers and farmers markets) and/or community partners who provide opportunities for increased physical…

Community Supported Agriculture: New Models for Changing Markets

Alex Canepa April 10, 2017

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) retail model has evolved significantly in the past few decades to include a host of innovative and profitable organizational structures. This report offers case studies and analysis of CSA’s growing prominence in farm-direct marketing. Read the Report: Community Supported Agriculture: New Models for Changing Markets

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FMC April 6, 2017

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How to Start a Farmers Market

Alex Canepa March 30, 2017

This easy-to-use guide created by the Texas Department of Agriculture goes through the basics of starting a new farmers market.

Implementing Nutrition Education Activities in Farmers Markets

Alex Canepa March 20, 2017

This toolkit is intended to provide inspiration and guidance for Nutrition Educators interested in integrating a focus on locally grown food and farmers markets into the approved SNAP-Ed curricula. The lessons and resources provided have been successfully implemented by Nutrition Educators in the field. We encourage you to take advantage of the toolkit as a…

COUNTING SHOPPERS at YOUR FARMERS MARKET

FMC February 8, 2017

Guide to counting shoppers using RMA or walkthrough methods.

Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit

FMC November 1, 2016

The Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit provides timely information, tips, and templates to help market managers navigate the increasing demands they face. We hope to cut your learning curve, share best practices, and adapt the excellent existing resources to your market. Each chapter includes downloadable tools in Word or Excel that you can tailor…

SNAP at the market: Focus Group Findings

FMC October 24, 2016

Report from the Greater Rochester Farmers Market SNAP Collaborative on the findings of their 2016 focus group. The focus group of farmers market SNAP shoppers was convened to 1) better understand the current perceptions and behaviors of SNAP participants relating to using SNAP at the participating farmers markets and 2) to identify salient messages and…

How to Choose the Best Credit Card Processor

FMC October 12, 2016

At a Farmers Market, accepting credit cards is one of the first steps you can take to cater to busy people who are looking for the right mix of quality and convenience. Until a few years ago, it was easier to accept cash rather than credit cards. If you were able to accept credit cards,…