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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.
A form to request services from USDA AMS’ Wholesale Market Design Architectural Services consisting of initial design and plan evaluation for the construction or remodeling of wholesale markets, farmers markets, public markets and food hubs.
VAFMA has compiled and categorized highly useful resources for market managers and staff to aid in regulating and running market. Via on their website resources page, information, guides, tips, posts, and presentations are broken down into:
- Building Market Success
- Market Manager Development
- Food Access Impact
- Food Safety
- Outreach & Social Media
- Market Programs
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources has made available food safety resources for temporary food service vendors.
Links include the Nebraska Dept. of Agriculture’s Guidelines for Farmers Markets, a UNL Food Processing Center report on Farmers Market Food Safety, and the NebGuide G1706 Food Safety for Farmers Markets.
Access these helpful resources on this UNL Food webpage.
This Growers Guide PDF-formatted manual was funded by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, developed by Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska in partnership with the Center for Rural Affairs. It contains a history/background of Nebraska farmers markets, along with farmers market rules, regulations, direct-to-consumer information, suggestions for displays, signage, pricing, proper methods of sale, permits, hygiene, and other resources.
The NDFMGA has compiled extensive lists of resources for farmers markets, producers/growers, community, and other useful links.
Farmers Market Resources include:
Marketing Toolkit for Farmers Markets and Vendors
2010 Market Exploration Grant Final Results
Best Practices for Food Sampling at Farmers Markets
Color Combinations for Signs and Banners
Guide to Food Handling
Guide to Starting your own farmers market
Ideas for cooing demonstrations at the farmers market
Letter visibility chart for signs and banners
ND Farm to Market Guide
ND market pricing study 2011
Organic Labeling at Farmers Markets
Starting a new farmers market management guide
ND State Health Department ruling on selling home preserved items.
The Moscow Farmers Market Commission conducted a strategic planning process that began in October of 2016. Strategic planning work included coming to agreement in regards to maintaining the current mission and vision statements, as well as, identifying the concerns and issues the Commission feels the Market faces now and into the future, establishing five major challenge areas. Also, a detailed Operational Overview was completed. Supporting objectives, goals, actions/strategies and accompanying annual deliverables were then developed for each of the identified major challenge areas. The Moscow Farmers Market Strategic Plan was adopted by the Moscow Farmers Market Commission on February 8, 2017.
The strategic planning process conducted by the Moscow Farmers Market Commission, which began in October 2016, included the development of a detailed Operational Overview. The Moscow Farmers Market Strategic Plan was adopted by the Moscow Farmers Market Commission on February 8, 2017.
The strategic planning process conducted by the Moscow Farmers Market Commission, which began in October 2016, included the development of an Economic Impact Study. The Moscow Farmers Market Strategic Plan was adopted by the Moscow Farmers Market Commission on February 8, 2017.