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Category: Funding and Grants
Adams County Farmers’ Market Association (Gettysburg, PA) sends this tri-fold out to potential sponsors each year with updated stats. It’s a great example of using market impacts and successes in outreach, and also clearly stating how sponsor donations will be used at the market.
Logic Model Presentation (PDF)
Logic Model Template (.doc)
Carmen Humphrey, Branch Chief & FMPP Program Manager, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
Stacy Miller, Executive Director, Farmers Market Coalition
The website for the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP).
Watch this webinar that details successful ways that farmers markets have raised money. Webinar slides can be accessed here.
- Donita Anderson, Executive Director of the North Union Farmers Market in Ohio hosts several fundraising events throughout the year.
- Wayne S. Corey, President, Board of Directors Des Moines Farmers Market in Washington takes fundraising beyond special events by integrating a multi-tiered approach to fundraising throughout the year.
- Leslie Schaller, Program Director of The Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet), moderates the webinar.
Presenter Carmen Humphrey, Branch Chief & FMPP Program Manager at the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service shares tips on how to develop logic models for grant writing and project management. It has a very extensive Q&A at the end, some of the questions directly pertaining to the 2012 FMPP grant funding opportunity.
Moderated by Stacy Miller, Executive Director of the Farmers Market Coalition
Grants are one way to get a farmers market started. However, alternative revenue streams are available. This report offers multiple examples for those interested in creating revenue streams using donations, sponsors, and fundraisers.
A 40+ page guide on USDA funding sources for local food projects.
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.
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.
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.