WSDA Handbook for Small and Direct Marketing Farms
The WSDA “Handbook for Small and Direct Marketing Farms” contains the information farmers and food businesses need about operating in Washington.
Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit
Updated in 2016, the “Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit” is designed to provide timely information, tips, and templates to…
Washington State Farmers Market Manual (2nd Edition)
The 2012 “Washington State Farmers Market Manual” has information about starting a farmers market, best practices, and market evaluation.
Browse the WSFMA Resource Center to find featured Washington State resources on market management, Farmers Market Week, market promotions, research, and more. We also recommend the Farmers Market Coalition’s Resource Library. If you can’t find the farmers market information you need, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cooking Demonstration Planning Guide
Cooking demonstrations are a great way to add excitement to your market, highlight seasonal produce and inspire shoppers to try something new. Successful cooking demonstrations can engage customers and increase sales, but they require careful planning, dedicated staff (or volunteer) time and a modest amount of space and equipment. Here are some tips to help... Read more »
Best Practices for Sampling at Farmers Markets
A practical guide from University of Kentucky for all market vendors interested in sampling their products.
Food Safety Protocols
Sample document from CFM related to food safety protocols.
Food Safety Incident Press Release
Sample press release from CFM to be used as a guide for other markets sending press releases related to food safety.
Food Safety for Farmers Market Vendors
General food safety practices, providing samples, and selling fresh produce.
Wild Harvested Mushroom Harvest Form
Washington State Health Department wild mushroom harvesting form.