Category: Management and Operations

Vendor Evaluation Form

Evaluation | Farm Business and Marketing | Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Management and Operations

A sample form used by the Farmers’ Market Federation of New York to evaluate their vendors on market day in terms of topics such as image, display, product, pricing, and customer service.

Published November 08, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Annual Member SurveyForm

Lexington Farmers Market 2010 Vendor Survey

Evaluation | Management and Operations

The Lexington Farmers’ Market takes a survey of its members every year at the annual meeting. The survey contains general questions and some that pertain to specific events or circumstances encountered that season. The final question asks vendors to estimate their sales for that year. Those numbers are averaged and multiplied by the total number of vendors to come up with a market-wide figure.

Published November 08, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Survey

Measuring Success: Market Recordkeeping and Evaluating Success

Management and Operations

This webinar covers rationale and examples of data collection built into everyday operations at farmers markets, presented by Chris Curtis of the Neightborhood Farmers Market Alliance (Seattle, WA), Bernie Prince of FRESHFARM Markets (Washington, DC), and Darlene Wolnik, formerly of Market Umbrella and currently an independent trainer with Helping Public Markets Grow (New Orleans, LA).

Published November 08, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Presentation

Internet Buying Clubs Combine Emerging Technologies and Community Values

Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development

This article discusses ways that farmers can reach consumers directly through internet buying clubs and how farmers markets can be extended into the off-season through this method.

Published November 08, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Newsletter, Article/Story

Daily Market Sales Sheet

Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Management and Operations | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

An example of a daily sales sheet that vendors of Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance’s markets fill out at the end of the day to track vendor sales, with areas for gross sales tallies broken down by type of product (e.g. produce, flowers, meat, eggs, seafood, dairy, etc.)

Published November 08, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource FormMarket Policy

EBT/SNAP/Debit Accounting

Management and Operations | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

This page includes information on managing accounting systems for EBT and Debit, with templates for a Market Day EBT/Debit Transaction report, Market Day Transaction Report Summary, and Master Token Reserve Form.

Published November 08, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource FormMarket Policy

Vendor Concern Form

Farm Business and Marketing | Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Management and Operations | Rules and Vendor Applications

A form created by the Portland Farmers Market for vendors their concerns about market operations, vendor policies, or other vendors’ compliance with market rules. Requires vendors to specifically reference the market policy clause with which they have a concern.

Published November 07, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource FormMarket Policy

Product Challenge Form

Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Management and Operations

A form created by the Portland Farmers Market for vendors to submit when they believe another Vendor is misrepresenting their product. There is a $100 filing fee (which can be shared by a group of Vendors). This fee is returned to the challenger(s) if the claim is verified.

Published November 07, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource FormMarket Policy

Booth Audit Program Summary

Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Management and Operations

A summary of a booth audit program to confirm that vendors are reporting accurate sales figures at the end of each market day.

Published November 07, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource FormMarket Policy

Youth Farmers’ Market Handbook

Management and Operations | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events
This handbook was developed based on the experience of Denver Urban Garden’s Youth Farmers Market to help single-stand markets start up at or near schools, run by students (many of whom are selling the produce they have grown in the school garden).  It may also serve as a helpful resource for incorporating youth-run farm businesses as vendors into existing farmers markets.
Published November 07, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides