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Publications and Resources

Publications and Resources


Below are many resources for those interested in starting up a farmers market or for current farmers market masters looking for assistance.


Farmers Market Startup Manuals

Starting a Farmers Market in Montana - a publication from AERO
Marketing & Business Guide - a publication from NCAT for $4.95
Guide to Starting, Operating, and Selling in Farmers Markets from the University of Arizona
Establishing and Operating a Farmers Market from the University of Vermont Extension
Farmers Market Development Manual from the Alabama Farmers Market Authority
Thinking about Starting a Farmers Market? from the Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets
Farmers Market Development Manual from the Iowa Department of Agriculture


Resource Guides for Farmers Market Masters

Farmers Market Marketing & Beyond
Montana Produce Availability Chart (PDF 54 KB)
Farmers Markets, Enriching Communities Across Montana from AERO
Guide to Uniformity & Value Comparison (PDF 35 KB)
      Montana Weights & Measures
Guide to Use of Weighing Devices (PDF 28 KB)
      Montana Weights & Measures
A Guide to Accepting Food Stamps at Farmers Markets - a publication from USDA
Electronic Benefit Transfer Card Start-up Manual - a publication from NCAT
Food Stamps and WIC & Senior's Coupons Accepted
The California Agricultural Direct Marketing Study - 2002


Vendor Resource Guides

The Legal Guide for Direct Farm Marketing - from Drake Agricultural Law Center

Selling at Farmers Markets: a guide from growingformarket.com
Understanding Farmers Market Rules - an educational piece by Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc.
Direct Marketing Today - Challenges and Opportunities - a publication from USDA
Western Profiles of Innovative Agricultural Marketing - Examples from Direct Farm Marketing and Agri-Tourism Enterprises - A publication from Western Extension Marketing Committee





Steph Hystad
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 North Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-5425
E-mail: shystad@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9442


Published: Tue Dec 27 10:36:00 MST 2011.
Last Modified: Thu Sep 08 15:36:05 MDT 2016