Episode 022 - Why markets fail

You never want it to happen but with the dramatic increase of markets in the last decade some of them have failed and closed. Join this discussion about why  some markets close and others don’t. If you are thinking about attending a smaller market you might want to listen to this podcast. Or if you are thinking about starting a market you might want to listen to make sure you steer clear of these major signs. 

As always, I invite you to follow our Facebook page and join the Farmers Market Vendor Handbook Group. It’s a great resource and will be even better if you join the conversation. 

https://www.facebook.com/Farmers-Market-Vendor-Handbook-Podcast-146778079394602/

Why markets fail - http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/small-farms-tech-report/eesc_1073.pdf  

Can a market manager also be a vendor? - http://farmersmarketcoalition.org/education/market-manager-faq/market-staff/

Sample of a NYC manager training manual - http://www.nyfarmersmarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/NYFM_Training_Manual.pdf

Michigan manager certification - http://mifma.org/mmcp/

Michigan manager mentor program - http://mifma.org/mentorship/

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