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Farmers' Market Resources

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Catskills Farmers’ Market Training Project

The Catskills Farmers’ Market Training Project provides training and marketing outreach project for farm and food producers and farmers market managers. 

The project aims to:

  1. Support and promote direct producer to consumer marketing through our regional farmers’ markets for both existing and new farm and food producers 
  2. Develop marketing strategies for farm and food producer and market managers to increase sales and outreach of their products and farmers’ markets 
  3. Develop food safety and food licensing trainings and technical assistance methods for both farm and food producers and market managers 
  4. Increase the SNAP and FMNP redemption rates at Sullivan County farmers’ markets, specifically the mobile market and Sullivan Fresh Farmers’ Market at Monticello. 

The strategies employed include the development of training programs on the above-mentioned topics (both in-person and webinars) for farm and food producers, individualized marketing support for farmers’ markets and expansion of the mobile and Monticello farmers’ markets. Overall, the end result will be increased consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, increased direct-to-consumer sales at farmers’ markets and increase direct to consumer sales outlets for new and beginning farmers. This project is supported by a 2019 USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion Project grant. 

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Last updated April 14, 2020