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Tomato Wars: Conflict Management for Farmers' Markets

This brief, high-level set of powerpoint slides from Lynda Brushett for the Cooperative Development Institute may help markets think about conflict at their site at a big picture level. ConflictManagementforFM
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The Art & Science of Farmers' Market Display

From the University of Vermont Extension, this four page guide has great information and photos about how to set up an effective display, something that is key to market products…
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Santa Monica Farmers Market Volunteers

Run by the City of Santa Monica, this simple web page for Santa Monica Farmers Market volunteers includes brief job descriptions for the volunteer roles needed, and a link to…
Program Administration | Volunteer and intern management
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Organic Labeling at Farmers Markets

Using the term organic on produce is only allowable under legal conditions as set out by the USDA, and farm direct sites need to understand these. This two page overview…
Program Administration | Market operations, policies, and legalities
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Product Challenge Form

This simple one page form from the Portland Farmers Markets is for a vendor to use when wanting to challenge another vendor for misrepresentation of their product, to then be…
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Recruiting Producers

This two page tip sheet from FMC covers the steps you can take to recruit vendors and expand the product selection at a farmers market
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Bundle: Market Policies

Market policies as created by the market's organization set out the rules of the market, in particular focusing on rules around vendor conduct. Market Rules and Procedures (Farmers Market Legal…
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