It also discusses the aspects involved in operating a farmers market including management and leadership, hours of operation, products, stall fees, sales tax collection, insurance, clean-up, and local regulations. For producers, it discusses how to sell in a farmers market.
You enjoy sauntering around your community’s farmers market each Saturday morning.
You’ll need to decide exactly what you’ll sell, such as fruits or vegetables, baked goods (breads, muffins, cookies, or pies), arts, crafts (scented candles, chainsaw carvings, and jewelry), or body care items (lotions).
Some markets require your commitment for the entire selling season; in many areas, it’s about six months.
This publication covers the trends in food and beverage sales, the benefits of farmers' markets, the role of local government, and tips for organizing a farmers' market.
Greens Production for Farmers' Markets (PDF) Mississippi State University Extension Service Greens include turnip and mustard greens, collards, and kale.
Farmers' Markets: Marketing and Business Guide (PDF) ATTRA: National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service The information in this publication is for those wanting to organize a farmers' market, to grow and improve an existing market, or to increase their sales.
Farmers' Markets Rules, Regulations, and Opportunities (PDF) National Ag Law Center Rules and regulations are necessary to create a successful environment for a farmers' market.
This publication discusses the common provisions found in farmers' market rules and regulations, some examples, and keys to effective rules.
It also discusses some issues that can create problems in farmers' markets.