Events and Programs
Power of Produce (PoP)
The Power of Produce (PoP) Club is a farmers markets incentive program for children. It is offered at farmers markets throughout the nation. Each week, children ages 4 to 12 receive a $2 token to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables.
PoP Club engages children at farmers markets and empowers them to make healthful food choices. It aims to:
Increase family participation at farmers markets.
Increase vendor revenue.
Build healthier communities.
Link to PoP Toolkit: Minnesota Extension
PoP Club: Farmers Market Coalition
Legal and Business
Farmers Market Legal Toolkit
Whether you want to know how to farmers market or currently manage a long-established one, you face the same important question: how should the business be structured? Should the market operate as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company (LLC), corporation (for profit or nonprofit), cooperative or some other form of business?
Link to Farmers Market Legal Toolkit: Farmers Market Coalition
Point of Sale (POS) System: Obtain a POS System
Hold Harmless Clauses and Agreements Examples
Rules from Iowa Markets
Ames Farmers Market – Ames Main Street
The Ames Main Street Farmers Market led by the Ames Chamber of Commerce, provides a showcase for consumers to buy directly from Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants and much more.
Link to Annual Report: Ames Farmers Market 2019 Annual Report