Category: Rules and Vendor Applications

Guide to Developing a Community Farmers Market

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Funding and Grants | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | Rules and Vendor Applications | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

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.

Published October 25, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource

Ten Principles of a Successful Farmers Market

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Management and Operations | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | Rules and Vendor Applications | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

When the market management provides proper attention to detail, fair and equitable rules and regulations and is responsive to the farmers and vendors, the consumers and its surrounding community, the chances for success and longevity increase. To help farmers market managers achieve that level of success, the Farmers Market Federation of New York Developed these 10 Principles.

Published October 25, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource

New Mexico Farmers’ Market Manager Resource Guide

Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | Rules and Vendor Applications | Surveys, Evaluation

This guide covers all the basics of manager responsibilities, vendor rules, market promotion, and other logistics for farmers markets, of particular relevance to markets in New Mexico.

Published October 25, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

Organizing and Maintaining your Farmers Market, 2nd Edition (Vermont)

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Insurance, Liability, and Licensing | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Rules and Vendor Applications | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

Published by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont, this is a complete guide to farmers market start-up and maintenance is an essential resource for market managers and organizers, including particular details for agencies and regulations in Vermont.

Organizing and Maintaining your Farmers Market, 2nd Edition PDF 

Published October 25, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource

Washington State Farmers Market Manual

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Rules and Vendor Applications | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

The second (2012) edition of a manual developed by Washington State University Extension and Washington State Department of Agriculture in 2008 to encourage and assist communities, farmers, and citizen groups to create and successfully operate vibrant community farmers markets.

Published October 23, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource

How to Start a Farmers Market

Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Rules and Vendor Applications

A 21-slide Powerpoint Presentation from USDA Agricultural Marketing Service serves as a short walk-through guide of how to start a farmers market, including how to identify a location, find sponsors, establish vendor rules, and engage in long-term goal planning strategies.

Published October 21, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Presentation