Farmers Market Resources

Producer/Grower Resources

Community Resources

Below is a list of printable .pdf files that are helpful to building relationships with organizations and individuals within your community. Click on the title to access the file.

Useful Links

Below is a list of links that are helpful to farmers markets managers , boards, community members, producers, growers and small businesses. Click on the title to access the file.

  • Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture, The ECH exists to assist small to mid-size farmers and gardeners produce organic and specialty vegetables for sale. Some of our clients sell their vegetables direct to customers through farmers markets, grocery stores and restaurants while others grow vegetables on a larger scale and sell to wholesalers or on commodity markets.  We provide: Technical assistance in marketing, business strategies and production for all types of vegetables, Help for producers to find the right market for their product, Information that can help producers price their product, and Advice on business strategies for growing effectiveness.

  • Farmer Market Coalition, The Farmers Market Coalition serves a rapidly growing industry with information and representation at state and federal levels. They help to build networks, link peers, and connect farmers markets old and new with tools and resources for success.

  • The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service administers programs that facilitate the efficient, fair marketing of U.S. agricultural products, including food, fiber, and specialty crops. AMS has about 5,500 employees who are located throughout the United States.  Links for farmers market information and specialty crop growers.

  • Market Umbrella, Grants, market surveys and resources for market management.

  • Leopold Center Market Size Calculator, The U.S. Food Market Estimator is designed to help users determine the potential demand, by county in the United States, for more than 200 different food items. This is an expansive tool, using data collected each year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS). The tool provides information for 204 food products, including various dairy and meat products, fruit, vegetables and grains. Users select how they want results to be shown: by number of servings, pounds produced, truckloads transported, even cubic feet of warehouse space needed to store a particular product. Products can be shown individually, or as groups of products at key stages of the food supply chain. Results can be adjusted to reflect a particular market share, or the unit of measure changed from pounds to other units in order to suit a variety of needs such as number of servings, truckloads per day or cubic feet of warehousing needed each week.

  • FARMMs, Dakota College at Bottineau ECH and USDA video on how to properly pH test home canned products

  • North Dakota Department of Agriculture Local Foods Initiative

  • Campbell Risk Management - This is a company which offers an insurance plan specifically for farmers market vendors. While insurance is not required by law and may not be required by your market, we highly recommend protecting yourself and your resources by having insurance.

  • SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) -   This site contains many publications for growers and producers regarding production and marketing of agricultural products.

  • FARRMs -

  • FARRMs Grants to Grow -

  • ATTRA -

  • The Wallace Center -

  • Food Routes,

  • The Rodale Institute

  • North Dakota Department of Health