Farmers' Markets:

Farmers' Markets: Rules, Regulations and Opportunities, 2002, by Neil Hamilton of Drake Univ.
Examines the structure and operation of farmers' markets, with special attention to the legal and regulatory issues that may shape their operation. Provides a resource that will be valuable for farmers considering a farmers' market, to vendors now selling at farmers' markets, to the organizers and managers who run markets, and to those thinking about creating new markets. Free. On the website of the National Center for Agricultural Law Research & Information at the University of Arkansas.

From the Field to the Table: Suggested Food Handling Guidelines for Open-Air Farmers’ Markets & Fairs, 1999, by the ECOnomics Institute.
This food handling guideline creates an understanding of wholesome food production, transportation, and display at farmers’ markets or food fairs and develops food categories based on food safety risks.  ECOnomics Institute, Loyola University, Box 907, New Orleans, LA 70118; 504-861-5898,,

Growing Oklahoma Farmers' Markets: A Resource Guide for Market Managers, 2003.
A three-ring binder full of resources for starting, promoting, and protecting a farmers' market. Targeted for Oklahoma, but useful for market managers anywhere. Coopeartive project of Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Oklahoma Farmers Market Alliance, Oklahoma State University, and Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry. Kerr Center, PO Box 588, Poteau, OK 74953; 918-647-9123.

Hot Peppers & Parking Lot Peaches: Evaluating Farmers' Markets in Low Income Communities, 1999, by Andy Fisher.
This report examines issues associated with farmers markets in low income communities. It includes case studies of eight farmers markets, and discusses policy barriers and opportunities. 61 pp. Community Food Security Coalition, PO Box 209, Venice, CA 90294; 310-822-5410.

The New Farmers' Market: Farm-Fresh Ideas for Producers, Managers & Communities, 2001, by Vance Corum, Marcie Rosenzweig & Eric Gibson.

Full of basic information and innovative tips for anyone associated with Farmers' Markets -- farmers, sellers, managers, market planners, and their communities. Includes real-life examples on selling, displays, planning, promoting, management, and building community support. 257 pp. $29.45 (including shipping and handling). New World Publishing, 11543 Quartz Dr. #1, Auburn, CA 95602; 530-823-3886. Credit card orders call 888-281-5170