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Category: Market Start-up and Development
A by-laws template from the University of Florida Extension for an incorporated farmers market.
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.
An example of by-laws from the nonprofit Loudoun Valley Homegrown Markets Association.
This chart, developed by the Farmers Market Coalition, shows the differences in various tax exempt designations and example qualifying market activities for each.
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.
This guide for market operators and building managers, this resource discusses how market operators and building managers can establish and operate farmer markets on Federal properties. Because most Federal buildings are prominently positioned in central business districts, they’re great places to open a farmers market, and sites may be available for use at minimal or no cost. Developed by AMS and GSA, the agency that operates most Federal properties.
An interactive tool designed by Matthew Peters to evaluate potential sites for a farmers market. Refer to Locating Farmers Markets: An Evaluation Methodology to Inform Site Selection for Farmers Markets (also in the Resource Library) for additional guidance.
This details Matthew Peters’ professional project creating a tool to evaluate possible sites for a relocating market. Using a multi-criterion approach, this project establishes criteria, appropriate weights for stakeholders, and evaluates potential sites for the relocation of the Columbia City Farmers Market. The Site Selection Tool is available in the FMC library as well.
Published by the Farmers’ Market Federation of New York, this guide is designed to provide an overview for farmers markets which may be considering becoming a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 entity, providing step by step guide for market managers and boards that are contemplating non-profit tax exempt status.
This comprehensive 60 page guide from the Farmers’ Market Federation of New York steers market organizers to create a strong foundationfor a successful, long term farmers market that will be a community asset and a valuable resource for both consumers and farmers.