2014 Ohio Farmers’ Market Conference
The Farmers’ Market Management Network (FMMN), in cooperation with the City of Dublin, will host the 5th Annual Farmers’ Market Conference on March 13 and 14, 2014. The conference is open to market managers, market vendors, and other vested individuals from around the state.
What can you learn at this year’s Farmers’ Market conference?
- How to make your market sustainable: Fundraising and Sponsorship
- Learn what data should your market by tracking and how to turn those raw numbers into useful information.
- Guided EBT application for an FNS number. Get hands-on help during this session
- Share insights with managers and vendors from around the state in three round table sessions.
- Rules for marketing Certified Organic, certification process for vendors and funding options.
- Volunteers: Recruiting and Retaining High Quality Help
- Much more on three tracks for experienced managers, beginning managers and vendors
What can you produce at home to sell at farmers’ markets? See the Ohio Cottage Food Rule: 901:3-20-01 Criteria and definitions for cottage food operations.
Refrigeration at Farmers’ Markets: Read the joint ODA/ODH letter of opinion on Cold Holding at Farmers’ Markets.
Produce Farmers: The Ohio Produce Marketing Agreement provides standards appropriate for Ohio. Learn more at www.opma.us
Interested in Accepting SNAP food assistance at your market: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at Farmers Markets: A How-To-Handbook
About our Organization: Our cooperative enables market managers and vendors to determine common needs and find ways for small and large markets to become more successful and cost-effective.
Play a part in growing Farmers’ Markets in Ohio : Learn more about the benefits of membership
Our partners the Ohio State University South Center’s Growing! Ohio Farmers’ Markets program is providing resources, education, training, and technical assistance to help all Ohio farmers’ markets and vendors succeed in capturing a greater share of the growing demand by consumers for access to locally produced foods. Visit their website.