A four page basic guide to starting a new farmers market. It provides some important aspects to planning, developing and implementation of a farmers market.
A list of ways in which MSU can assist both new and established markets. Provides both county based MSU assistance as well as campus based information assistance.
This publication provides guidelines for Michigan farmers markets and their vendors to help ensure food safety. Use this guide to get an idea of the legal requirements and how to meet them, but always check with the Michigan Department of Agriculture or your local health department to be sure.
The attached list gives you the contact information for the Farmers Markets in the five county area. Market masters, locations, days, hours and contact information are provided so vendors or customers will benefit from this information.
A PowerPoint presentation by Abbie Harding and Cathy Martin, MDA Food Division. A brief review of the topic with information and contact numbers for local MDA inspectors.
Nutrition Education Materials for Farmers Markets
A booklet from the Wallace Center, Winrock International that provides tips to recruit vendors to both new and existing markets.
A six page guide from Kansas Rural Center that gives tips and techniques for using chef demonstrations at farmers markets to increase sales.
A national organization dedicated to providing information to farmers market vendors and market managers. Many resources, documents, newsletters and training conferences are available to members.
Michigan resource site for information on farmers market including statewide market locations listings, information sheets for vendors, managers and shoppers. Also information on joining MIFMA the Michigan Farmers Market Association.
This is the MDA’s links to licenses that may be necessary for vendors of foods, plants, nursery stock, etc. A good starting point to see what is required.