Category: Management and Operations

Review of Analysis of Farmers Market Operation and Impacts for the City of Pittsburgh

Management and Operations

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.

Published February 16, 2020 Download Resource Report

Designing Effective, Scalable Data Collection Tools to Measure Farmers Market Impacts

Management and Operations
Published September 19, 2019 Download Resource Publication

The Mighty Market Manager

Management and Operations

Chapter 4 of the Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit

Published April 03, 2019 Topical guides

Sample Market Manager Job Description

Management and Operations

Sample Job Description from the Farmers Market Federation of NY

Published April 03, 2019 Job description


Impact Reports | Management and Operations | State Association Development

This report summarizes the results of two surveys conducted in early 2018 that collected information on the 2017 summer market season.

Published March 15, 2019 Publisher Website Download Resource Publication

Strengthening Pittsburgh’s Farmers Markets

Management and Operations

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.

Published March 12, 2019 Download Resource Strategic Plan

Baltimore City Permit Guide for New or Existing Farmers Markets

Management and Operations

This guide is intended to assist Farmers Market Managers, both new and existing in obtaining the proper zoning and health permits.

Published January 04, 2019 Download Resource State & Local Policy

Philadelphia Farmers Market Guide

Management and Operations

The City of Philadelphia’s guide to city services and requirements of farmers market operators.

Published January 04, 2019 Publisher Website Download Resource State & Local Policy

Understanding Anchor Vendors

Management and Operations

Darlene Wolnik’s 2018 ppt for PA Farm Link’s Lunch & Learn’s series

Published September 26, 2018 Publisher Website Presentation

Creating a Farmers Market Living Lab: Lessons Learned in Growing a Farmers Market

Evaluation | Farm Business and Marketing | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

This booklet is the result of asking the question, “What can we do to increase sales and attendance at our market?”, reports the results from using our market as a “living lab” to systematically test ideas to answer this question.

Published April 09, 2018 Publisher Website Download Resource Publication