Monday, March 19, 2012

Does Your Farmers Market Have a Mission?

This is the time of year when communities begin considering whether or not to start their first farmers market. Before starting a farmers market ask yourself, "Why do we need one?" When you know what you are trying to achieve you can do a better job of making a plan to succeed.

Farmers Markets serve many purposes in community. I found this mission statement online from the Grafton Farmers Market.

Our Mission Statement:
•To provide fresh, local food directly from farmers to consumers.
•To help the local farming industry to remain healthy.
•To educate the community about healthy and sustainable living.
•To provide a social experience that builds community.

This is a great mission that encompasses the entire community.

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