Staff Paper, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management 2007-01
A number of Farmers Market leaders approached the authors of this publication prior to its development requesting assistance with various issues pertaining to Farmers Market leadership and development. At a similar time, the Farmers Market Federation of New York State in collaboration with New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets developed their annual Farmers Market Information Days workshops to include a session on 'Enhancing Farmers Market Leadership'. In response to the requests of the producers that approached us directly, of the Farmers Market Federation of New York State and the attendees of the Farmers Market Information Days 2007, we have developed this publication to address some of the questions and concerns that Farmers Market leaders face. The information contained in this article is intended for general discussion by New York State Farmers Market leaders, managers and vendors. Nothing in this publication is intended as legal or financial advice. Readers should consult with their own legal or financial advisors to insure that the organizational choices they make best fit their individual or group needs.