Expanding Farmers Market Opprotunities by xa0usF8Q

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									                           Farmers Market Resources
                                 March 2012


Illinois Department of Agriculture websites
http://www.agr.state.il.us/markets/farmers/index.html

find county information by city
http://illinois.outfitters.com/illinois/searchcity.html

Farmers Market Training Forum info:
http://www.illinoiswherefreshis.com (look under “Farmers Market Forum” for training
previous training materials) or get to it at this link:
http://www.agr.state.il.us/farmersmarket/ (Forum website)

http://www.agr.state.il.us/agrihappenings/farmers.php

Specialty Crop Grant funding requirements
http://www.agr.state.il.us/Grants/specialtycrops.html

Reminder: Don’t Be Left out of the IL Dept of Agriculture’s Directory
IL DEPT OF AG FARMERS MARKET INFO UPDATE

Annual Update for USDA National Farmers Market Directory
http://www.usdadirectoryupdate.com/(S(po1f0w1iy023clcegrxfpfnc))/Survey.html


Illinois Small Farms –
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/smallfarm/events.cfm


University of Illinois Market Maker

Youtube link that walk you through some of the features in MarketMaker ….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZaX9zc5M0E&feature=autoplay&list=SPEF1
CF11AFD5F1E1E&lf=list_related&playnext=2


Website: http://www.marketmaker.uiuc.edu/




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Is your Market on Google?
http://apps.ams.usda.gov/FarmersMarkets/googleMap.aspx?state=ILLINOIS



American Farmland Trust websites
Grow Your Market Webinar

Tools for Farmers Market Managers Manager Tools


Illinois Department of Human Services website
“Accepting LINK at Farmers Markets Federal Application Process”
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=47207

      SNAP information – (IL Dept of Human Services website)

          o http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=50907

          o http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=51101

      Illinois Department of Human Services website
       “Accepting LINK at Farmers Markets Federal Application Process and
       Requirements for a Free EBT-only POS Terminal”
       Under federal regulations, authorized retailers who average $100 or more in
       food benefit sales per month and who do not choose to buy or lease their own
       equipment will be provided an EBT-only POS terminal that can only be used
       for EBT transactions. The EBT-only POS terminals are wired and require
       electricity and an analog telephone line.
       http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=47207


LINK Guide at Illinois Farmers Market Groupsite
http://farmersmarketlink.groupsite.com/main/summary


EBT Webinar (Dec 2010 - will be added to the IllinoisWhereFreshIs website soon)
http://media.itcs.illinois.edu/telenet/20101208/3276.html


SNAP/EBT at your Farmers Market: Seven Steps to Success
http://www.pps.org/pdf/SNAP_EBT_Book.pdf


USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP)
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http://www.ams.usda.gov/fmpp

USDA’s website - Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/knowyourfarmer?navid=KNOWYOURFARMER


Guide to USDA Funding for Local and Regional Food Systems
http://sustainableagriculture.net/wp-
content/uploads/2010/05/NSAC_FoodSystemsFundingGuide_FirstEdition_4_2010.pdf

Illinois Stewardship Alliance
http://ilstewards.org/

Illinois Food Farms and Jobs
http://www.foodfarmsjobs.org/

Farmers Market Coalition (FMC)
http://farmersmarketcoalition.org/

FMC Youtube Channel: Funding Video
http://www.youtube.com/user/FMCorg#p/u/1/TYryC1OPQZk&

FMC Market Manager Frequently Asked Questions
http://farmersmarketcoalition.org/managerfaqs

FMC Resource Library: Funding (with links to Community Food Project Program,
Wholesome Wave Foundation, sample sponsorship packet, and other resources)
http://www.farmersmarketcoalition.org/resources/home/items/11-funding-and-grants

Marketshare ({free} log in required to access tip sheets and tools)
www.marketumbrella.org/marketshare

Engaging the Community for Farmers Market Success
http://nofavt.org/sites/default/files/Community%20Support%20Manual.pdf

New Directions in Marketing for Farmers Markets
http://learningstore.uwex.edu/Assets/pdfs/A3895.pdf


Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont
    The first guide is for farmers' market organizers and contains suggestions on how
      to solicit more diverse community investment and participation in farmers'
      markets
    The second guide is a short brochure for municipalities outlining the
      benefits that farmers' markets offer to town communities and ways that
      municipalities can support farmers' markets. .

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http://nofavt.org/sites/default/files/Community%20Support%20Manual.pdf
http://nofavt.org/sites/default/files/FM-municipaloutreach.pdf



New !!!
Illinois Farmers Market Association Websites
- Come visit and help us Grow!!
http://www.ilfarmersmarkets.org/

http://illinoisfarmersmarkets.wordpress.com/

https://twitter.com/#!/ILfarmersmkts

https://www.facebook.com/ILFarmersMarkets



Contact for more information:

Delayne Reeves, Marketing Representative
Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Marketing and Promotions
Phone: 217/524-9129 Fax 217/524-5960
Email: delayne.reeves@illinois.gov


Kerry Lofton, IL Dept of Agriculture - Chicago
312-814-1138, ph
312-802-5274, cell
Kerry.lofton@illinois.gov

Kendra Buchanan, Illinois Department of Agriculture
Local Foods Liaison and Sustainability Coordinator
217.524.3297 phone
217.524.5960 fax

Pat Stieren, Coordinator
IL Farmers Market Network (becoming Association Soon!)
Phone: 217/522-4274
Email: pstieren31@comcast.net



For help with bringing EBT/LINK to your market contact
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Corey Chatman, SNAP/EBT Consultant
Email corey@experimentalstation.org
(o) 773-241-6044
(cell) 773-896-4450
Experimental Station
6100 S. Blackstone
Chicago Il 60637




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