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Category: Farm Inspection and Enforcement
This two page tip sheet from FMC covers the steps you can take to recruit vendors and expand the product selection at a farmers market
Market Umbrella offers insight into how to recruit vendors for your market including tips on careful selection of vendors and balancing supply and demand.
A guide for the requirements, guidelines, and procedures for proper hand washing and food sampling at Marin Farmers Markets with pictures of proper set-ups.
Suggested step-by-step guidelines developed by the New Mexico Farmers Marketing Association to support the direct marketing of agricultural products through open-air farmers’ markets in New Mexico, as well as to protect the health and safety of the consumer.
A guide to the minimum requirements for food safety as they pertain to farmers markets in Oregon. This resource, although specific to Oregon, can be used as a guide for other states to develop their own, based on the food safety requirements of their state.
This pamphlet offers guidance for producers and market managers to determine what food items may be sold and the conditions that must be met at the point of sale. This resource is specific to West Virginia regulations, but can offer guidance for other states to develop similar guides.
This extensive resource published by the Farmers’ Market Federation of New York offers very detailed guidelines on how to handle food safety and inspections at farmers markets, farms, and CSAs. Includes module overviews, topic-specific PowerPoints, checklists, and sample logs.
This 14-slide presentation from by Lynda Brushett of the Cooperative Development Institute covers the nature of conflict in a farmers market context, with tips on how to respond to and resolve conflicts that arise.
This March 2012 webinar provides an overview of lessons learned about ensuring producer-only integrity, with best practices on building trust with producers and monitoring product both at-market and on-farm.
Presenter: June Russell, Inspections Manager at GrowNYC
Moderater: Ann Bliss, Chair, Cobblestone Farmers Market, Winston-Salem, NC
This suite of inspection resources from the Farmers’ Market Federation of New York includes the powerpoint ‘Inspections on a Shoestring’ as well as inspection templates for farms, orchards, and processed food businesses.