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Market Manager Resources

Note: If you are looking for marketing or outreach for your market, see the Marketing your Market page. If you want to suggest more online market manager resources, email them to farmersmarkets@mt.gov. The links below will automatically open in a new tab in your web browser.

Starting a Farmers Market

Update Your Farmers Market Listing

Abundant Montana [abundantmontana.com] and Department of Agriculture's Farmers Market team are excited to partner this year to simplify your life.  Complete this form [forms.gle] to update your Farmers Market directory listings on both sites for the 2021 season. We are here to help. If you need any assistance, email Lindsay Ganong at lganong@aeromt.org to schedule a time to complete the form verbally.  Once the basic information is entered, Abundant Montana, Montana Department of Agriculture, or Community Food and Agriculture Coalition staff will create/update your listing, add any eye-catching photos that you can provide, and follow up with any questions.

New! Conference Resources

State Regulations:

Vendors selling anything with roots in soil? Check out Nursery Licensing requirements:

Vendors selling Produce? Licensing requirements and produce safety inspection/education:

Vendor Communication & Recruitment

General Farmers Market Resources & Help:

  • Montana Produce Availability Chart: A month-by-month listing of available produce in typical Montana markets.
  • Farmers Markets - Market and Business Guide: This publication, developed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), is a resource for those who want to organize a farmers market, to improve an existing market, or to increase their sales.
  • Free Webinars: From the Michigan Farmers Market Association, topics covered include Economic Development, Food Access, and more.
  • Farmers Market Metrics from the Farmers Market Coalition: The Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) worked with market and research partners to develop a complete evaluation & data communication system for farmers markets, known as Farmers Market Metrics (FMMetrics). FMMetrics is driven by the need for efficient farmers market management tools, that can also serve to streamline grant reporting.

Market Regulations

Insurance Resources