Start A Farmers Market

Farmers Market Planning Toolkit

A 3-part resource guide, designed to help WV farmers markets get organized, promote themselves and have a thriving pool of vendors!

This toolkit is designed to help your farmers market develop a brand identity and promote and market itself.

The purpose of this toolkit is to lay out the business and finance elements of starting and coordinating a farmers market in West Virginia.

This toolkit focuses on retaining and recruiting vendors to sell at your market.

So You Want to Start a Farmers Market

A how-to guide on starting a new farmers market in your community. Also a useful tool for existing markets to evaluate their success! Developed and provided by the WVFMA.

SNAP & EBT Posters

Free posters to inform SNAP/EBT participants about buying plants and seeds at your farmers market with their benefits.

POP Club Toolkit

The West Virginia Farmers Market Association is committed to creating and providing resources and support for the farmers markets of West Virginia. This toolkit was created to enhance economic growth by encouraging more families to attend farmers markets often. Our goal in this project is to encourage healthy eating and attendance at farmers markets in West Virginia. We hope that this toolkit helps create an outline for farmers markets to create their own sustainable Power Of Produce (POP) Club.

Gleaning Project Toolkit

Gleaning is defined as, “to gather grain or the like, after the reapers or regular gatherers.” In other words, this type of program would allow the left overs to be gathered and given back to the community. These types of programs encourage local vendors to donate unsold produce and create a more food secure environment.

SNAP/EBT Toolkit

The Virginia Farmers Market Managers Association has put together a collection of documents to help with SNAP/EBT programs. It’s important to note that some of this info is specific for Virginia only, but we think there are definitely some useful documents that West Virginia Farmers Markets could utilize–especially the info about applying for grants, looking at example budgets, or the ideas to bring more SNAP/EBT purchases into your market.