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Category: Management and Operations
Washington State farmers markets are operating safely and in full compliance with public health
directives and other restrictions to protect the health of shoppers, vendors, and market staff.
This photo gallery of the Bellingham Farmers Market provides visual examples of the following:
• SOCIAL DISTANCING
• LINE MANAGEMENT
• MARKET BOUNDARIES
• LOW CONTACT PAYMENTS
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.
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.
Training and Technical Assistance Director
Farmers Market Coalition
Farmers Market Coalition
Metuchen Farmers Market, NJ
Director of Local Food Program
Local Food Coordinator
City of Blooimington, IN
Director of The Market at Pepper Place, Birmingham, AL
Executive Director of Mill City Farmers Market Minneapolis, MN
Oregon City Farmers Market, OR
Available literature on farmers markets in and around the City of Pittsburgh and reports on regional food and farming efforts were reviewed for this paper, focusing on studies of farmers markets in the City of Pittsburgh or production analysis across the region. Relevant research on farmers markets and market networks from across the U.S. was also examined to uncover best practices and operational solutions for a wide variety of markets.
Chapter 4 of the Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit
Sample Job Description from the Farmers Market Federation of NY
This report summarizes the results of two surveys conducted in early 2018 that collected information on the 2017 summer market season.
A study, funded by the City of Pittsburgh and researched and developed by the Farmers Market Coalition, which recommends actions to improve Pittsburgh-area farmers markets. These actions will increase equitable access to fresh, affordable, and culturally appropriate food, promote healthy eating choices, and support regional food producers.
This guide is intended to assist Farmers Market Managers, both new and existing in obtaining the proper zoning and health permits.