Category: Funding and Grants

Guide to USDA Funding for Local and Regional Food Systems

Funding and Grants

A 40+ page guide on USDA funding sources for local food projects.

Published November 06, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

Fundraising to Support Your Market

Funding and Grants | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

This one-pager from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources has eight ideas for raising funds and collecting donations to grow a farmers market organization.

Published November 06, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

marketshare

Funding and Grants | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Public Policies | Rules and Vendor Applications | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

Market Umbrella’s marketshare is a program that works to build and share tools and resources with public markets worldwide, including the best of “lessons learned” from market practitioners.

Published November 02, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource

Friends of the Market Toolkit

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Funding and Grants

An introduction to Friends of the Market developed by the Farmers’ Market Federation of New York, discussing the purpose of Friends of the Market Organizations, what they can do for your markets (especially those operated by municipalities) and for the community.

Published October 30, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

Farmers’ Market Manager Training Manual (New York)

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Food Safety and Handling | Funding and Grants | Insurance, Liability, and Licensing | Management and Operations | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | Rules and Vendor Applications | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

This 216 page manual from the Farmers’ Market Federation of New York describes the role of market managers and provides checklists, sample policies, worksheets, and other hands-on tools to help managers start markets, build market communities, and harness the power of these communities to sustain the markets and their local food systems.

 

Published October 25, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource

Guide to Developing a Community Farmers Market

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Funding and Grants | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | Rules and Vendor Applications | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

This comprehensive 60 page guide from the Farmers’ Market Federation of New York steers market organizers to create a strong foundationfor a successful, long term farmers market that will be a community asset and a valuable resource for both consumers and farmers.

Published October 25, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource