The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law school, along with the Farmers Market Coalition, and others, have launched the Farmers Market Legal Toolkit online, a free resource created with support from the Department of Agriculture. The toolkit responds to recurring questions from farmers market managers as they make decisions to build and grow their markets.
Topics covered include how different business structures would affect their organizations, what types of legal risks exist and how to manage them, and how to make local food available and accessible for all community members.
The toolkit can be found at www.farmersmarketlegaltoolkit.org
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.