The Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit exists to help farmers market managers make progress toward becoming anti-racist managers of anti-racist markets.

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The Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit
The Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit exists to help farmers market managers make progress toward becoming anti-racist managers of anti-racist markets.
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Now more than ever, it’s important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias.
The Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit was developed by a group of Black food systems leaders and market managers like Shiny Flanary of Come Thru Market (pictured), to help offer ways for managers to put the concepts of anti-racism into practice and action within farmers markets.
The work is intended to improve market experiences for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and BIPOC communities; however, the authors’ lens explicitly centers Black people and Black communities.
The toolkit uses a framework of four categories to organize the work: Management, Mission, Messaging, and Measurement. There is overlap between these categories. All sections connect to and reference the Measurement section of the toolkit as it will be difficult to sustain change without an ability to demonstrate the real world impact of the work.


Anti-racist market management requires managers be prepared to address problem behaviors, design inclusive processes, maintain equity-oriented policies. This section will orient managers to determining the existing culture and climate of their market and making intentional shifts toward anti-racist market culture.


Historically and currently underserved people will need to be able to see their communities reflected in the market’s vendors, which may require bringing in new training programs. This section will support managers in making targeted and intentional change to the market’s mission.


Developing culturally relevant messaging about the market and its programs is a must. This section will support managers in developing and disseminating new messaging.


Making change requires first establishing a baseline understanding of how the market functions, establishing its current climate and culture. This section will support managers in choosing or creating tools for quantitative and qualitative market assessment.

Why an Anti-Racist Toolkit?

Addressing and eradicating white supremacy culture would almost certainly lead to an increased focus on solving “collective issues such as economic justice, climate action, regenerative living, class disparity, ecological preservation and gender equality.” -Erfan Daliri

When Can We Begin Anti-Racist Work?

There are some operating assumptions to know about before engaging in the work of this toolkit. These are not strict conditions for getting started; however, the work will be easier if these needs are accounted for in advance.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Get answers to our most commonly asked questions about The Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit.
The market has a strategic plan in place and is willing to update it to account for anti-racist goals, objectives, and work plans.
The market’s strategic plan includes a mission, vision, and values statement and the market is willing to update these statements to explicitly include a commitment to anti-racism.
The market manager intends to pay people of color for their labor, including time spent giving feedback.
The market has obtained additional funding or plans to obtain additional financial resources to support doing focused anti-racist market work. These resources may be needed to support community engagement, professional consultants, additional staff time, workshops, training materials, and more.
What’s Next? Let Us Know How We Can Help You Get Started.
If you’re interested in the following:
1. Inviting a speaker to to present about anti-racist farmers markets
2. Working with a consultant on implementing any part of the toolkit
3. An interview or media appearance with any member of the working group on their work in creating the toolkit
4. Helping to pilot the toolkit
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