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Starting a Farmers Market Guide

IL Farmers Market Association Guide 


Farmers markets are a great asset for any community. Across the U.S., USDA reports over 8000 farmers markets. Farmers' markets are great community gathering spaces and fun events. But they are so much more. Farmers markets provide access to healthy food and act as business incubators, stimulate local economies, help preserve America’s rural livelihood and farmland, and supports good health. Each farmers market is as unique as the community that hosts it. So, there is no cookie-cutter approach to creating a successful farmers market.


The Guide will provide more information on:

Need for Market
Budget & Funding
Structure & Function
Legal Entity Options
Mission Statement & Goals
Rules & Regulations
Market the Market
Becoming an ILFMA Member




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