Suggested Reading: Farmers’ Markets

Case studies, research, popular articles, and more.


Coca, Land and a Farmers’ Market Provide Hope, Julie McDowell, Upside Down World online magazine, August 22, 2006.

Diversifying Farmers Markets: Expanding the Potential of State and Regional Farmers Market Associations,  Project for Public Spaces, 2008. (PDF)

Fun, Food & Farmers: Secrets of Success from a Leading Farmers Market Manager, Pamela Boyar, Acres U.S.A., December 2006.

Hot Peppers and Parking Lot Peaches: Evaluating Farmers’ Markets in Low Income Communities, Andy Fisher, Community Food Security Coalition, 1999.

Interest in Farmers’ Markets is Growing, Chris Joyner, USA Today, 9/28/2009.

New York City Wholesale Farmers’ Market Study, Market Ventures, Inc. and Karp Resources, February 9, 2005.

Produce to the People, Dr. Preston Maring, The Permanente Journal, Volume 8 No. 2, Spring 2004. A case study of the first-ever farmer’s market linked to a hospital. (PDF)

REAL FOOD, REAL CHOICE: Connecting SNAP Recipients with Farmers Markets, Community Food Security Coalition and Farmers Market Coalition, June 2010. (PDF)

State Implementation of the New WIC Produce Package: Opportunities and Barriers for WIC Clients to use their Benifits at Farmers’ Markets, Nell Tessman and Andy Fisher, June 2009. (PDF)

Understanding Farmers Market Rules, Jess Anna Speier and Jill E. Krueger, FLAG: Farmers Legal Action Group, Inc., 2006. (PDF)

Updated 11/2010