This time of year, many area farmers’ markets are hiring this year’s part-time seasonal market managers. If you’ve just taken on the responsibility for making this year the best market year ever for one of your neighborhood farmers’ markets, one of your first tasks should be to make sure your market is listed in the USDA National Farmers Market Directory.
This listing is an important tool for a new market manager on two counts. First, the listing includes market manager contact information. If you didn’t get a chance to check in with last year’s market manager, you can use the contact information listed to reach out to them. Last year’s market manager can often provide you with tips and tricks for making sure everything runs smoothly and they often have invaluable information about what marketing tactics have been effective in the past.
Second, and more obviously, thousands of people each year search this listing to find a market near them. By ensuring your information is up-to-date in all of the directories your market is listed in, you are ensuring that your market is primed for success. In fact, if you haven’t done so, now is a great time to claim your market listing right here on our page – it’s free, making your market information available to the hundreds of people who visit our site each month. We also have promotional services available to markets who apply for “featured” status – check out our promo packages and ask your market organizers to request membership – we’re here to help you succeed!