Farmers markets don’t run themselves. Market operators play a pivotal and oftentimes unseen role in making sure markets run smoothly for vendors and visitors. In the age of coronavirus, market managers have taken on even more to keep their communities safe and continue to provide local food and foster community connections.
To help market managers connect with proven resources, we’ve partnered with our friends at the Farmers Market Coalition and InTents Farmers Market Pros.
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Market Manager Frequently Asked Questions
Compiled by the Farmers Market Coalition, this is a starting place for current and prospective farmers market managers and organizers looking to develop, expand, and improve their organizations.
Educational Resource Library
The Farmers Market Coalition Resource Library is an ever-growing database of resources for farmers, market managers and researchers. These resources were developed by a wide spectrum of organizations, agencies, and academic institutions, and we are grateful for the spirit of sharing which allows us to bring a variety of tools to your table in one searchable portal.
Farmers Market Legal Toolkit
The Farmers Market Legal Toolkit includes legal resources, best practice recommendations, and case studies for market leaders on selecting and enhancing business structures, accepting SNAP benefits, and managing common risks.
Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit
The Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit exists to help farmers market managers make progress toward becoming anti-racist managers of anti-racist markets.
MarketLink Electronic Payment Equipment Grant
MarketLink helps farmers and farmers markets connect with technology to accept electronic payments wirelessly at market. Determine if you qualify for a grant that supplies free equipment and services.
Tune in to Tent Talk, the Farmers Market Podcast
Tent Talk is a weekly podcast produced by the Farmers Market Pros that brings you insights from market managers, farmers, food makers, and experts to make your farmers market business survive and thrive. Tune in for deep-dive interviews, round-table discussions, and lots of interesting farmers market conversations!