Farmers Markets in Indiana
How does Indiana rate in farmers markets? Where are the farmers markets located in Indiana and what do we know about them? How do you start or reboot a farmers market? Join us as we look at what we know about Indiana Farmers Markets.
Indiana Farmers Market Community of Practice
Started in Spring 2021, the Indiana Farmers Market Community of Practice (INFMCP) is a dedicated group that meets monthly to build a community of practice for farmers market managers, farmers and vendors. Funded by USDA Ag Marketing Services’ Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant, the purpose of INFMCP is to support, strengthen and increase the number of farmers markets in Indiana.
What is a community of practice?
The goal of our learning circle is to explore a topic through guided discussion and participant sharing. Each session may build upon the previous session or can be a stand alone session.
Session 1 Resources:
Farmers market defined. Mission, Vision & Purpose. Who are your partners? Who are your customers? & What type of farmers market?
Session 2 Resources:
Location, Location, Location! Where are your customers? Who are your farmers and vendors? Famers Market is a Business!
Session 3 Resources:
Market Manager Roles & Responsibilities. Market Manager – Paid or Volunteer? Market Management Systems? Business Plan Needed.
Session 4 Resources:
All About Vendors! Farmers, Vendors & Home-Based Vendors.
Resources shared by Leigh Rowan, Market Manager with Ft. Wayne Farmers Market
Session 5 Resources:
The Money! Budgets – Income and Expenses. Grants for Nutrition Incentives and Market Programs.
Session 6 Resources:
Strategies for getting the word out – Marketing, Promotion & Adversting.