Farmers Market season is starting up, and market managers, volunteers and those looking to get into farmers markets have a new tool they can use to make their 2017 better. The Washington State Farmers Market Toolkit is a joint effort between the State’s Farmers Market Association and WSU to provide resources that can complement existing ones for long-time markets, or ones just getting started. Colleen Donovan with WSU’s Small Farms Program says they were able to organize the book to answer questions that they receive most often.
“Have a very plain language and be user friendly that gets people oriented. It’s an overview and directs them to resources we really think will be helpful.”
This is the second annual Farmers Market toolkit with the first coming out in 2012. Donovan says the most helpful aspect about their toolkit is that it is customizable.
“We’re not trying to prescribe that this is the one way to do it, but rather say here are some examples that bear on Washington State that are potentially useful to you and that you can easily customize to your particular context.”
To check out the Toolkit, visit the WSFM Website.
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