PROGRAM SERVICES

Business Development

  • Strategic planning facilitation, including vision and mission development, long-term imagesmarket goals;
  • Governance and management toolkits and training for legal structure options, by-laws, Board and organization policy development, as well as budgets, fee structures, conflict resolution, and development of market management personnel.
  • Market vendor training about product presentation and regulations concerning value-added and sampling;
  • Toolkits for publicity and marketing development through advertising, publicity and buy-local campaigns, as well as how to participate in food and nutrition programs.
  • How to build community support through establishing Friends of the Farmers Market.
  • Grant writing training and notification of funding opportunities;
  • A cost-share/match program for beginning markets;
  • A “Double Up” program and funding for SNAP and WIC.
  • A revolving loan fund for established markets.
  • Annual Kentucky Farmers Markets Gathering

Market Development

  • Market vendor training about product presentation and regulations concerning value-added and sampling;
  • Toolkits for publicity and marketing development through advertising, publicity and buy-local campaigns, as well as how to participate in food and nutrition programs.
  • How to build community support through establishing Friends of the Farmers Market.

Capital Support

  • Grant writing training and notification of funding opportunities;
  • A cost-share/match program for beginning markets;
  • A “Double Up” program and funding for SNAP and WIC.
  • A revolving loan fund for established markets.

Networking

  • Annual Kentucky Farmers Markets Gathering