Now Recruiting! Farmers’ Market Organizer Training 

Boost your management skill-sets and help markets thrive. Learn how to be a more engaged market member. 

Join Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets, Farmers Market Coalition, NOFA-VT, and experts in farmers’ market organizing and mediation. 

Who can join? Farmers’ market organizers (vendors, managers, volunteers) and service providers that work with farmers’ markets. Ideally, at least 2 representatives on behalf of a farmers’ market join together. 

Participants receive a cash stipend and mileage reimbursement. 

What’s the gist? A thriving, resilient farmers’ market depends upon vendor harmony and cooperation. This does not come naturally. There are skills to be learned and best practices to share. Through our project, market service providers (market organizers) will be trained with conflict resolution strategies and resources specifically tailored for market management, organizing, and planning.

Market organizers will be supported as they bring their new skills back to their farmers’ markets to train farmers and take actions that will address and prevent conflicts at markets. Farmers will benefit from reduced market tensions, better cooperation, and increased sales at farmers’ markets due to improved vendor and customer retention. 

Commitment: Late Fall 2022 to Early Spring 2023

  • 3 to 6 online workshops via Zoom. 

Interested? 

Please fill out this interest form

This program will run for the next 3 winter seasons. Learn more at our NE SARE Project Page. 

Questions? Email Jimmy DeBiasi, director@mffm.org

This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number ENE22-176.