Farmer Teresa Santiago offers hedge apples at a farmer's market.
Photo By Letitia L. Star
1. Find a sponsoring group.
An existing community organization is a good choice.
2. Find local farmers.
Contact your state’s department of agriculture. You’ll need at least 20 to 40 participating vendors; 60 to 70 is ideal.
3. Set the stage.
Pick a central location such as a municipal park or town square. Saturday mornings are prime time, but also consider Sundays and weekday evenings.
Networking Association for Farm Direct Marketing and Agritourism
Farmer's Market Coalition
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service