Category: Market Start-up and Development

UNL Food Vendors/Farmers Markets Food Safety Guidelines

Food Safety and Handling | Market Start-up and Development

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.

Published January 26, 2018

Growers Guide for Nebraska Farmers Markets and Other Marketing Opportunities

Food Safety and Handling | Market Start-up and Development

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.

Published January 26, 2018

North Dakota Farmers Market and Growers Association Resources

Farm Business and Marketing | Food Safety and Handling | Market Start-up and Development

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.

Check out these resources and more! 

Published January 26, 2018

Moscow Farmers Market Strategic Plan

Market Start-up and Development

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.

Published January 10, 2018 Publisher Website Download Resource Strategic Plan

Moscow Farmers Market Operational Overview

Market Start-up and Development

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.

Published January 10, 2018 Publisher Website Download Resource Strategic Plan

2016 Report on the Economic Impacts of the Moscow Farmers Market

Market Start-up and Development

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.

Published January 10, 2018 Publisher Website Download Resource Strategic Plan

Growing Local: A Community Guide to Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems

Market Start-up and Development
Published January 02, 2018 Publisher Website Publication

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