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​THE AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT

This 2012 issue of the WRDC’s Rural Connections publication is entitled: Local and regional Food Hubs Boost Rural Economies.

A  guide to Developing a Community Farmers Market in New York, provided by the Farmers Market Federation of New York.

Farmers Market Coalition website: Step by Step Handbook for Accepting SNAP/EBT at Farmers Markets - Resource developed through the North Carolina Community Transformation Grant.

Direct Marketing and Farmers’ Market: The Small Farm Program website has quite a bit of direct marketing help, including free downloads of the 3-volume Farmers Market Management Series publications.

Local Foods and Farmer’s Markets: This national Farmers' Market Coalition website has a great resource library that includes many studies relating to local foods and farmers' markets.

2013 Theme Issue, Choices Magazine, edited by Robert King: Local Food—Perceptions, Prospects, and Policies.  These papers help clarify perceptions about local foods, prospects for growth in their supply and demand, and policy issues affecting the development of local food systems.

Farmers Market Coalition website Step by Step Handbook for Accepting SNAP/EBT at Farmers Markets Resource developed through the North Carolina Community Transformation Grant.


This report, " How Transportation Costs Affect Fresh Fruit and Vegtable Prices"  examines the ways that fuel prices are transmitted to wholesale produce prices via transportation costs.  This significantly increases the cost of marketing these product items and therefore their wholesale price.

Farmers Markets/ CSA

This VERMONT FOOD SYSTEM ATLAS allows users to search for people, places and resources in Vermont's farm and food sector by keyword, category, and location.