A farmers’ market is much more than simply a place where people come together to sell things. Markets require a high degree of collaboration between vendors to be successful. They share expenses, responsibilities, roles, and customers. Often the most successful markets are those that have a clear leadership structure, with multiple people in the market shouldering tasks.
What makes for a good farmers’ market? Certainly a strong and supportive base of shoppers is an essential ingredient. Yet demand for products is simply the fuel. How well the market is organized is the engine. Some engines waste fuel whereas others are efficient and well-tuned. Here we discuss some of the important features of any good farmers’ market engine, equally addressed to new markets and to established markets.Learn More About Good Market Practices
The Farmers’ Market: An Opportunity for Self-Management
Dependent Markets vs. Independent Markets
Types of Farmers’ Market Members
Thinking About Starting A Farmers’ Market?
What Items Are Eligible to Be Sold at Market?
Producer-Only Farmers’ Markets
The Spectrum from Peddlers’ Market to Producers’ Market
Advice and Perspective for New Market Applicants
When Does Your Market’s Season Begin?
A Farmers’ Market in Your Town?
Do Farmers’ Markets Need Managers?