Anna Maria farmers market returns

Photo credit: Joe Hendricks

ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria’s weekly farmers market is back. The seasonal market opened its third year of operations at City Pier Park on Tuesday, Oct. 15. From now until mid-May, the farmers’ market will continue every Tuesday at City Pier Park, weather permitting, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. – with … Continue reading

Click on the links below to register for a symposium near you!


Jacksonville February 7, 2020

Gainesville February 14, 2020

Tampa March 6, 2020 [COMING SOON!]

Fort Pierce March 13, 2020

Tallahassee March 20, 2020

Florida Organic Growers & the Florida Farmers’ Market Association are teaming up to host multiple educational and training events throughout Florida for anyone looking to improve their direct-to-consumer food and agricultural business.  These symposiums will feature talks, workshops, and presentations on topics such as food safety, marketing, developing a business plan, state and federal regulations, and much much more!  Full schedules coming soon so stay tuned!

So… if you a farmer selling your farm products directly to consumers at farmers’ markets or through other outlets…

….or a local food entrepreneur looking for training and advice on marketing your products…

…or are thinking about selling your products directly-to-consumers but need more information on regulations, food safety, business planning, and the programs and organizations out there that can help…

…or a market manager looking for more resources to help your vendors and improve your market…

…then make sure to register for one of our 5 symposiums on “Growing a Stronger Economy through Local Food and Entrepreneurship” taking place throughout Florida in February & March 2020!

These symposiums are one-day events including speakers, training, and workshops aimed at educating and providing resources to small business owners in direct-to-consumer agricultural and food entrepreneurship in Florida.


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The Center for Agricultural Food Systems has created a series of in-depth resources known as the Farmers Market Legal Toolkit that is available to all online. The toolkit includes “legal resources, best practice recommendations, and case studies for market leaders on selecting and enhancing business structures, accepting SNAP benefits, and managing common risks”.

Be sure to check out their website to gain the tools and information you need to run your market and market stall better!