How To Guide

How to Use This Guide

This guide includes two parts:

  1. A downloadable farmers market guide that can be used independently, and includes additional resources
  2. An interactive website to develop your community’s own farmers market guide

Both of these guides are written as a series of how-to steps to aid in planning, implementing, and evaluating farmers markets.  These guides are designed for the CAB and partners to complete.

Download the example Farmers Market guide first, then use it to help you through the interactive website.

Examples are included throughout these guides, but feel free to revise the examples, or completely change them, to best fit your needs - you know your community best! 

The Farmers Market guide contains six sections:

Section 1: Visioning the Farmers Market
Section 2: Gathering Community Partners
Section 3: Planning and Conducting a Needs Assessment
Section 4: Developing an Evaluation Plan
Section 5: Farmers Market Implementation Plan 
Section 6: Farmers Market Sustainability Plan