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  •  llinois Farmers Market Training Manual

Introduction      

The Illinois On -Line Training Manual is an excellent resource for communities looking to start a farmers market and for seasoned market managers working to improve and support their existing farmers markets.    It is designed to provide timely information, recommendations and resources to farmers market managers, board members, volunteers and other organizers as they manage the ever-increasing demands of running a farmers market. 

Due to the increased visibility, policies and regulatory issues for farmers markets, there is demand for more of our collective attention. We all benefit by learning about the practical ideas, best practices and excellent work being done at farmers markets around the country, but even more especially in Illinois.   

We know there will always be new programs, regulations or laws and areas for improvement of the Manual. That’s why we designed each section to be a living document, which can be used independently of other sections. Our goal is to continually refine each chapter based on the insights, information and experiences of farmers market organizers.

Please email suggested edits, corrections, new resources and other constructive feedback to us at ilfarmersmarkets@gmail.com so that all benefit by learning about the practical ideas, best practices and excellent work being done at farmers markets around the state.

Table of Contents    Title Page and Table of Contents-updated 2

Section 1—Developing a Farmers Market    IFMA Section 1, 11.19.2013

Section 2—Managing a Farmers Market   IFMA Section II updated 1 4 14

 Section 3—Participating in a Farmers Market    IFMA Section III 11.19.2013

 

 

  • 2014 Workshops

Springfield Workshop – University of Illinois Extension website     http://web.extension.illinois.edu/smallfarm/cat139_4249.html

Aurora, Rockford and Mt Vernon Workshop Presentations: 

DHS-SNAP-EBT-ONLY-OPTION-ANGIE-KUEHL

EGG INSPECTION KY Wagenecht

Generic Grant proposal for CRA funds

MARKETLINK MT VERNON CHERYL METHANY

IL DEPT OF AGRICULTURE KENDRA SCHILLING

FM Task force ppt

2014 EBT Presentation Springfield Workshop FINAL Revised

MARKETLINK SUE COURI

Marketing and Outreach Programs Natalie Kenny Marquez (1)

WOODSTOCK FM Setting the Table for Collaboration

DEVELOPING Sponsorship PLAN AURORA Karen Blair

Aurora Workshop Bobette Wolf Harvesting Success

WIC AND SENIOR BENEFITS

IFMA BENEFITS

EBT FUNDING OPTIONS ROXANNE JUNGE

HOW TO APPLY FOR SNAP FOR YOUR MARKET

 

2013 March Conference Keynote Presentations

Dar Wolnik  -  Markets-Fulcrums     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmvpOJAnlsA&feature=youtu.be

Ken Meter   http://www.crcworks.org/crcppts/ilfma13.pdf

 

Other Agency Websites

Farmers Market Coalition (FMC)                     http://farmersmarketcoalition.org/

Illinois Department of Agriculture websites     http://www.agr.state.il.us/markets/farmers/index.html

Illinois Department of Public Health ( TIB’s and Food Safety Booklet)          http://www.idph.state.il.us/a-zlist.htm#

Illinois Local Food, Farms and Jobs Council  http://foodfarmsjobs.org/

Illinois Small Farms –            http://web.extension.illinois.edu/smallfarm/

 

Farmer Training Programs

Angelic Organics Learning Center - www.learngrowconnect.org

Farmer Training Initiative - www.learngrowconnect.org/farmer

Stateline Farm Beginnings - www.learngrowconnect.org/stateline-farm-beginnings

CRAFT - www.learngrowconnect.org/craft

 

Illinois Stewardship Alliance      http://ilstewards.org/

Farmers Legal Guide  click here http://tinyurl.com/jvkrey8

 

University of Illinois Market Maker       http://www.marketmaker.uiuc.edu/

Is your Market on Google?                    http://apps.ams.usda.gov/FarmersMarkets/googleMap.aspx?state=ILLINOIS

 

•             SNAP/Link  “Accepting LINK at Farmers Markets Federal Application Process” http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=47207

(IL Dept of Human Services website)    http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=50907          http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=51101

http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=47207         EBT Webinar   http://media.itcs.illinois.edu/telenet/20101208/3276.html

SNAP/EBT at your Farmers Market: Seven Steps to Success     http://www.pps.org/pdf/SNAP_EBT_Book.pdf

 

USDA WEBSITES

USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP)      http://www.ams.usda.gov/fmpp

USDA Midwest Regional Website….      http://www.goodgreens.org/

USDA’s website  – Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food      http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/knowyourfarmer?navid=KNOWYOURFARME

Guide to USDA Funding for Local and Regional Food Systems       http://sustainableagriculture.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/NSAC_FoodSystemsFundingGuide_FirstEdition_4_2010.pdf

 

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