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Category: Boards, Mission, and Governance
A by-laws template from the University of Florida Extension for an incorporated farmers market.
This two-page marketshare describes the purpose and importance of a mission statement for a farmers market, offering tips for writing one and listing sample mission statements.
An example of by-laws from the nonprofit Loudoun Valley Homegrown Markets Association.
An example of by-laws for a market initiated and governed by producers.
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.
This chart, developed by the Farmers Market Coalition, shows the differences in various tax exempt designations and example qualifying market activities for each.
Market Umbrella describes the primary responsibilities of market governance as balancing supply and demand by making sure the needs of vendors, shoppers, and the community are given equal consideration.
This study looks at 53 farmers markets in Oregon and describes the dynamics of farmers’ market start-ups, closures, and manager turnover focusing on administrative revenue and labor. It examines the data of farmers’ markets that have closed and offers recommendations to enhance market success.
Oregon State University Extension Service discusses their methods for gathering information about farmers markets to improve markets and provide managers and board members with the opportunity to critically examine each others’ markets to share information and insight.
A summary of key findings discuss best practices for markets based on four different sizes, micro, small, medium, and large. The paper also advises managers how to effectively transition a market into a larger size category.