Category: Management and Operations

Chapter 24 and You: A Practical Guide to Selling Safely at Farmers Markets

Farm Business and Marketing | Food Safety and Handling | Management and Operations

A booklet outlining food safety at farmers markets prepared by N.J. Department of Agriculture and N.J. Department of Health

Published July 12, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource State & Local Policy

RI Farmers Market Guidelines

Food Safety and Handling | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development

The purpose of these guidelines by the University of Rhode Island is to highlight important food safety practices to take under consideration when vending at a farmers market. It also includes information on the various licensing requirements that may or may not be needed.

Published July 12, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource Market PolicyState & Local Policy

RI Farmers Market Manager Guide

Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development

There are over 50 farmers markets in Rhode Island. That’s one market for every 21,000 people, and more than twice as many markets as 6 years ago. Farm Fresh Rhode Island runs 11 of those markets; others are run by the RI DEM Division of Agriculture, community groups or farmers.

Farm Fresh receives about 1 or 2 requests every week from a different person or group wanting to start a new market! Farm Fresh is not looking to start any new markets at this time. However, we can support your undertaking with the following information, as well as promotional opportunities.

This guide was made possible by a partnership between Farm Fresh RI and the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program.

Published July 12, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource Market PolicyState & Local PolicyTopical guides

State of Rhode Island Farmers Market Application

Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development

State of Rhode Island Farmers Market Application

Published July 12, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource Form

New Hampshire Farmers’ Market Directory Registration

Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development

2017 New Hampshire Farmers’ Market Directory Registration form

Published July 12, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource Form

Alabama Rules For Certification of State Farmers Markets

Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development

Alabama Rules For Certification of State Farmers Markets from the Department of Agriculture and Industries

Published July 12, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource State & Local Policy

From the Land Of Kansas Farmers Market Resources

Management and Operations

Resources from From the Land of Kansas including:

  • How to Register your market
  • Farmers’ market economic impact analysis
  • Food Safety for Kansas Farmers Market Vendors: Regulations and Best Practices
  • Sampling Safely at Kansas Farmers Markets
  • Templates
Published June 29, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource Application FormState & Local Policy

The Art and Science of Farmers’ Market Display

Management and Operations

Having a great products is important but only if you can successfully attract customers to ‘try and buy’. This tutorial goes over some basic tips for arranging your space, display strategies that work and a few other tips that will let customers know you are open for business.

 

Published May 09, 2017 Topical guides

Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit

Management and Operations

The Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit provides timely information, tips, and templates to help market managers navigate the increasing demands they face. We hope to cut your learning curve, share best practices, and adapt the excellent existing resources to your market.

Each chapter includes downloadable tools in Word or Excel that you can tailor to your market needs. The Toolkit is designed to be added to and updated in real time. Please send us your recommendations and suggested improvements. The Toolkit is available both online and as a binder from the WSFMA thanks to support from the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program.

This Toolkit is dedicated to Washington State’s indefatigable farmers market staff, boards, volunteers, sponsors, and farmers and other vendors who are working hard to support local farms, grow good food for families, and make our communities brighter.

 

Published November 01, 2016 Publication

How to Choose the Best Credit Card Processor

Management and Operations

At a Farmers Market, accepting credit cards is one of the first steps you can take to cater to busy people who are looking for the right mix of quality and convenience. Until a few years ago, it was easier to accept cash rather than credit cards. If you were able to accept credit cards, you likely had to invest in an expensive POS system or use one of those obnoxious carbon copy machines that never quite pressed the right way. But today, new technology gives farmers more options than ever before. ConsumerAffairs.com has researched and created a comprehensive guide about credit card processing that will help break down how to accept credit cards the cheapest and most effective way.

Published October 12, 2016 Publication