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Starting a Farmers' Market


There are many details that separate great farmers' markets from struggling or mediocre markets. Below are eight of the most important steps to consider as you start a farmers' market in your community. Also included are Useful Facts about Farmers' Markets, legal information, an example of bylaws and rules for a farmers' market and links to farmers' markets online.

Primary Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

CDC Winnable Battles

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Farmers' Markets, Healthy Food Access


Institutional Author:

University of Florida




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