Farmers' Markets

Veggies in baskets at a Farmer's Market. (Copyright ARS)Support your local farmer. Farmers markets offer fresh fruits and vegetables grown near you and picked at the peak of growing season.

United States Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Marketing Service.

Search for a farmers market by zipcode, product availability, payment method, and other criteria. Farmers' market managers may create or update a free listing for their market.

United States Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Marketing Service.

The purpose of the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is to support direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. This competitive grant program is available to several types of entities within the United States and its territories.

University of Kentucky. Cooperative Extension Service.

This reference guide for producers considering selling at local farmers market covers the "Three P's" of retail marketing: Product, Price, and Promotion.

University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture.

Details "thoughts to consider" for many aspects of operating a community farmers' market. Discusses market feasibility, essential government and business contacts, customers, optimal site locations, financing, supplies and equipment, product inventory, pricing, packaging, legal concerns and more.

Davis Farmers Market Association

This guide for farmers provides details on how to plan, establish, operate, and evaluate a successful farmers market. The authors discuss market research, product selection and display, customer service, and tracking and evaluating results.