Market Start-Up & Development 2017-12-31T18:36:48+00:00

Market Start-Up & Development

TIPS FOR RECRUITING VENDORS FOR YOUR MARKET

If you’re starting a new market or looking to expand your vendor base, you may need help attracting new vendors to your market. We talked with experienced market managers and marketing pros and below is their advice. Did we miss something? Please share it with us! This is a living [...]

FROM THE GROUND UP: LAND USE POLICIES TO PROTECT AND PROMOTE FARMERS MARKETS

05/01/2013 by Change Lab Solutions "Local governments can promote access to fresh produce, support local farmers, create community gathering places, and revitalize neighborhoods by supporting farmer's markets. This guide provides and overview of farmers' market policy issuesand community tested best practices. It also features a set of complementary model land [...]

FOUNDATIONS OF A SUCCESSFUL FARMERS MARKET

04/27/2010 by Denise Mainville, Ph.D., Virginia Tech Starting a farmers market is a challenging task with numerous issues to be tackled and activities to sequence. While generating a customer and vendor base is clearly fundamental to the successful establishment of a farmers market, there are also key administrative foundations that [...]

DEVELOPING YOUR MARKET’S MISSION

01/13/2015 Defining a market’s mission is a fundamental task—it defines the market’s aims and activities, its purpose in a nutshell, and hence establishes the boundaries of its operation. And it should answer the question of what you hope to achieve in operating the farmers market. By defining its purpose clearly and concisely, [...]