Category: Market Start-up and Development

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

Opening a Farmers Market on Federal Property

Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development

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.

Published October 28, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides