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