Publications and Resources – Direct Marketing

Market Development – Direct

A Guide to Accepting Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Payments at Farmers’ Markets in Wisconsin. Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is the system by which state governments issue Food Stamp benefits to eligible recipients on a plastic debit card with a magnetic stripe.

Market Manager and Organizer FAQ. Farmers Market Coalition.

Opening a Farmers Market on Federal Property: A Guide for Market Operators and Building Managers. A joint publication by GSA and USDA. 

Local Harvest: A Multifarm CSA Handbook: looking at CSA from a cooperative perspective. Jill Perry, Scott Franzbau, Produced in cooperation with the Northeast Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE).

Sustainable Food Purchasing Guide: Yale Sustainable Food Project.

UWEX Direct Marketing publications

Agriculture of the Middle

Value Chains Teaching Materials for a Course in Agricultural Marketing: http://www.agofthemiddle.org/archives/2011/07/value_chain_tea.html#more

Food Hubs

National Good Food Network Food Hub Center: http://www.ngfn.org/resources/food-hubs

Regional Food Hub Resource Guide: http://www.ngfn.org/resources/ngfn-database/knowledge/getfiFood%20hub%20resource%20guidele.pdf

USDA Food Hub page: http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/FoodHubs

Farmers Markets

Farmers Market Coalitio: http://www.farmersmarketcoalition.org/

Wisconsin Farmers Market Association: http://www.wifarmersmarkets.org/home.aspx

Marketing Programs

Grocers Buy Local – http://grocersbuylocal.com/index.html

Local Harvest – http://www.localharvest.org/

SavorWisconsin.com: http://www.savorwisconsin.com/

Something Special from Wisconsin™: http://datcp.wi.gov/Business/Something_Special_From_Wisconsin/index.aspx

Wisconsin’s Farm Fresh Atlases: http://farmfreshatlas.org/

Marketing Publications

US Food Market Estimator: http://www.ctre.iastate.edu/marketsize/

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