Publications & Documents

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Links to research studies, brochures, tip sheets, and other documents from local, regional and broader sources.

All these documents are on the Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network site. Please see the resources page at for future updates.

Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network Studies:

2010 Research Report (Farmers and Managers Study)
GFMN Final Report (low res)-final version

2010 Shopper Study

Healthy Habits: Farmers’ Markets  Impacts on Customers (Research Survey 2012) GBFMN-Report2012-web

Farmers’ Market Managers’ Roles and Compensation: Summary of Research Findings (GBFMN May 2013)
Managers’ roles and compensation summary with photos(1)

Tracking Market Farmer and Vendor Performance 2009-2015 (Research Study 2015) 2016- Tracking Market Farmer Report-web

Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network Resources and TipSheets:

Farmers’ Market Children’s Activities (developed by FoodShare) Younger Children B&W  Older Children B&W  Older Kids Activity Colour   Younger Kids Activity Colour

Why Shoppers Love Their Markets Brochure (2010)

Healthy Habits Brochure (2012)

Great Reads on Food and Farming (a list of films and books for the curious eater, GBFMN 2011)

Not-for-profit organizations: Resources for Farmers’ Markets (GBFMN resource sheet 2013)
Resources about NotforProfit Organizations for Market Managers

Calculating Costs of Production as a Market Gardener: Operate your farm as a business so your lifestyle can become your living (David Cohlmeyer and GBFMN 2013) OperateYourFarm-w(1)

What’s in a Label? A Short Guide to Food and Farming Terms (GBFMN 2014)glossary of terms

Would an ATM benefit your market?  ATM Market Calculator

Other Documents:

ASPHIO – Common Approaches Guidelines (Public Health Inspectors’ Guide to Farmers’ Markets)

Board-Governance-Manual-June-2014: Community Literacy of Ontario, Guide for Not-for-Profits

Cooking Demonstration Tips: University of Massachusetts Extension Service

Farmers’ Costs to Attend Markets: (TFMN info sheet, 2011)

The Farmer’s Pledge: Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York Farmers Pledge – NOFA – NY

Market Managers Day Presentation: Strategic Thinking for Markets, Kelly Marie Redcliffe, Wolfville Farmers’ Market, 2011

Market Managers’ Day 2016 presentations:

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Health Regulations at Markets. Wolf Saxler, Healthy Environments Manager, Toronto Public Health: tph presentation

Know Thy Customer: Market Survey Analysis. Daniel Taylor, Leslieville Farmers’ Market: Managers Day Presentation

Getting Better All the Time! 2016 Research Study Highlights. Helene St. Jacques, Informa Market Research: GTA AAC March 16

Cash Cows & Invisible Money. Matthew Bulmer, Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market: ATM pilot presentation

Recruiting and Training Market Volunteers. Lee Overton, The Backyard Farm & Market: Recruiting and Training Volunteers Presentation

Organic Certification Issues. Carolyn Young, Organic Council of Ontario: Organic Regulations



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