How to Organize a Farmer's Market

Putting together a farmer's markets may be easier than you think


| May/June 2010



Farmer Teresa Santiago offers hedge apples at a farmer's market

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.

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