Category: Evaluation

Farmers Market Evaluation Checklist

Evaluation | Management and Operations

A two-page form that offers a comprehensive checklist for any third party evaluating the characteristics of a given farmers market so that managers can improve their services.

Published October 25, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Form

New Mexico Farmers’ Market Manager Resource Guide

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

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

Regional Farmers Market Feasibility Study for Louisville, Kentucky

Evaluation | Market Start-up and Development

The study identifies and makes recommendations on key elements needed to increase Kentucky farm products’ share in Louisville’s food market system. Such elements include effective logistics and distribution strategy and/or facilities, processing centers, consolidated modern cooling facilities, new retail outlets and farmers markets, or collaborative marketing channels.

Published October 23, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Feasibility StudyReport

Vermont Market Currency Report

Evaluation | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

2013 report analyzing Vermont farmers markets’ SNAP, FMNP and incentive systems. Report funded by Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) and NOFA-VT.

Published October 22, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Report

Real Food, Real Choice: Connecting SNAP Recipients with Farmers Markets

Evaluation | Public Policies | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

This report includes qualitative and quantitative research into state-by-state trends in SNAP redemption at farmers markets as well as national challenges, success stories, and recommendations for policy and programmatic change.

Published October 17, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource

Portland Farmers Markets Grow a Healthy Community and Economy: An In-depth Analysis

Evaluation | Public Policies

The report is an in-depth study of current market conditions, including supply and demand. It examines characteristics of successful markets, identifies underserved areas, analyzes the markets’ economic impact, and offers recommendations for an expanded City role in fostering market growth. All Portland market managers, more than 50 local farmers, and peer communities were consulted.The report includes Economic Impact, Expansion Prospects, Five Market Profiles,Market Demand Potential, Market Influence Map, Market Locations Map, Market Manager Interview Summary, Peer Communities, Direct Market Economic Analysis, Potential Public Role, Producer Interviews, and a Site Evaluation Tool.

Published June 18, 2009 Publisher Website Download Resource Feasibility StudyPublicationReportState & Local PolicySurvey