Category: Emergency Response

ILFMA COVID-19 Toolkit

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Food Safety and Handling | Management and Operations | Market Guidelines/Toolkits | Rules and Vendor Applications

ILFMA COVID-19 Toolkit was created to provide farmers markets with resource guidelines for operating an IN and OUT, transaction-based farmers market.  The guideline provides best practice recommendations for social distancing and enhanced sanitation.

Published May 06, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Market Policy

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM LOANS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Farm Business and Marketing | Funding and Grants

The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury,
intends to provide timely additional guidance to address borrower and lender questions
concerning the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), established by section
1102 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act). This
document will be updated on a regular basis.

Question 3 pertains to nonprofit organizations

Question 34 pertains to farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers

Published May 01, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Other

Farmers Market-Tested Sales Platforms for Shopper Pre-Orders Webinar

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | FMC | Management and Operations | Webinars

This webinar focused on market-level platforms (either a sales platform or through listing vendor sites on the market website) that allow shoppers to place pre-orders to then be picked up at either a drive-through or walk-through market where vendors are required to be on-site to hand off their goods. (In some cases, these markets may also be allowing sales for some walk-in customers and may also be handling SNAP sales at their booth.)

Market leaders who have been using systems using platforms such as Google Forms, Local Food Marketplace, LocalLine, SquareSpace, What’s Good among others will be presenting.

Panelists:

Darlene Wolnik
Training and Technical Assistance Director
Farmers Market Coalition

Ben Feldman
Executive Director
Farmers Market Coalition

Nelson Li
Market Manager
Metuchen Farmers Market, NJ

Erin Molnar
Director of Local Food Program
Countryside, OH

Rachel Beyer
Local Food Coordinator
City of Blooimington, IN

Leigh Sloss-Corra
Director of The Market at Pepper Place,  Birmingham, AL

Martha Archer
Executive Director of Mill City Farmers Market Minneapolis, MN

Jackie Hammond-Williams
Market Manager
Oregon City Farmers Market, OR

Watch the full recording online.

Q&A

Presentations

Published April 30, 2020 Download Resource Webinar

WSFMA Market Guidance

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Market Guidelines/Toolkits
Farmers Market Safe-Operating Plans

Our primary concern is the health and safety of our farmers and producers, market shoppers, market staff, and the host community. Farmers markets are taking serious safety precautions, including: revising market operations;reducing the number of vendors and changing the market layout; expecting shoppers and vendors to abide by public health directives and new market rules; and making a cultural shift from being highly social to proactively limiting time at the market and maintaining physical distances.

Published April 28, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Market Policy

Ohio COVID-19 Farmers Market Recommendations

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Market Guidelines/Toolkits

Letter to Farmers Markets with operation recommendations amid COVID-19

Published April 23, 2020 Publisher Website Letter

Webinar: Farmers Markets Physical Redesign for Covid-19 Mitigation

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | FMC | Webinars

Farmers market operators are among those leading for how local food is meeting this historic moment including “drive-thru” models, delayed entry, pre-bagged goods, new layouts and more. For this webinar, market operators shared how they actually implemented a new COVID-19 practice through the physical redesign of market spaces. It did not cover online platforms that some market leaders are using to build new, off-site purchasing systems; that topic will be covered in future webinars.


Panelists:

Darlene Wolnik
Training and Technical Assistance Director
Farmers Market Coalition

Ben Feldman
Executive Director
Farmers Market Coalition

David Kotsonas
Director of Operations for the St Paul Growers Association and St Paul Farmers Market, St. Paul, MN

Corrina Rhea Smith
Executive Director of Columbia Farmers Market, Columbia MO

Martha Archer
Executive Director of Mill City Farmers Market Minneapolis, MN

Leigh Sloss-Corra
Director of The Market at Pepper Place,  Birmingham, AL

Jess Joyce
Market Manager of Rochester Farmers Markets,  Rochester, MN

Christie Welch
Ohio State University Direct Marketing Specialist, OH

 

Watch the full recording of the webinar here.
Market operators should also fill out the survey with questions and comments about market redesign during the COVID-19 mitigation.
Published April 08, 2020 Download Resource Webinar

COVID-19 Do Not Enter if Symptomatic Market Sign

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Market Signage

COVID-19 Do Not Enter if Symptomatic Market Sign

Published March 27, 2020 Download Resource Other

COVID-19 Healthy Market Sign

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Market Signage

COVID-19 Healthy Market Sign

Published March 27, 2020 Download Resource Other

COVID-19 Line Direction Signs

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Market Signage

COVID-19 Line Direction Signs

Published March 27, 2020 Download Resource Other

Indiana Agriculture Information for Stay at Home Order

COVID-19 | Emergency Response | Public Policies | State/Local Guidelines
Published March 24, 2020 Download Resource Letter