Category: Market Start-up and Development

Market Preparation: Checklist for Starting a New Market

Market Start-up and Development

Checklist detailing the basic items and decisions one would have to make before starting a farmers market.

Published November 08, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource

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

Recruiting Producers

Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development

This two page tip sheet from FMC covers the steps you can take to recruit vendors and expand the product selection at a farmers market

Published November 06, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

marketshare

Funding and Grants | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Public Policies | Rules and Vendor Applications | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

Market Umbrella’s marketshare is a program that works to build and share tools and resources with public markets worldwide, including the best of “lessons learned” from market practitioners.

Published November 02, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource

New City Market Business Feasibility Study

Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

This resource offers the Canadian New City Market’s detailed financial model for establishing costs and benefits for individual business units. The report offers research and community engagement suggestions for future services and infrastructure. This source is a helpful model for analyzing and planning the economic future of any farmers market.

Published October 29, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Feasibility Study

Farmers Market By-laws Template

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Market Start-up and Development

A by-laws template from the University of Florida Extension for an incorporated farmers market.

Published October 29, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource By-laws

Organizational Details: Mission Statement

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Market Start-up and Development

This two-page marketshare describes the purpose and importance of a mission statement for a farmers market, offering tips for writing one and listing sample mission statements.

Published October 29, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Mission Statement

By-laws of the Loudoun Valley Homgrown Markets Association

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Market Start-up and Development

An example of by-laws from the nonprofit Loudoun Valley Homegrown Markets Association.

Published October 29, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource By-laws

Farmers Market Tax Status Handout

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Market Start-up and Development

This chart, developed by the Farmers Market Coalition, shows the differences in various tax exempt designations and example qualifying market activities for each.

Published October 28, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource

Obtaining Nonprofit Status for your Farmers Market

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Market Start-up and Development

This four page document from the Minnesota Farmers Market Association (MFMA) provides an overview of all the steps required to achieving nonprofit status. Note: Agency contact information is specific to Minnesota.

Published October 28, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource