Alternative Markets Publications

24 Publications

Survey Highlights: Farmers Markets and the Experiences of Market Managers in Washington State

Ostrom, M. & Donovan, C. 2013.

Summary Report: Farmers Markets and the Experiences of Market Managers in Washington State

Ostrom, M. and C. Donovan. 2013.

Researching Farmer Characteristics and Strategically Deploying the Data

Recorded webinar presented Sept 25, 2013 by WSU Small Farms Program’s Colleen Donovan.  Hosted by Farmers Market Coalition.

Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit

Kinney, K. & C. Donovan. 2012. The “Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit” is designed to provide timely information, tips, and templates to farmers market managers, board members, volunteers and other organizers as they negotiate the ever-increasing demands of running a farmers market.  All chapters are available for download.

Washington State Farmers Market Manual

Ostrom, M. & Z. Lyons. 2012. The Washington State Farmers Market Association, WSU Small Farms Program and Washington State Department of Agriculture have collaborated to update the “Washington State Farmers Market Manual” (Second Edition). The updated Manual is an excellent overview for communities looking to start a farmers market and for new market managers, boards and agricultural professionals working to support farmers markets.

Summer Squash: Is Mini-Squash Worth the Effort? – May 2009

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Organic and Beyond: Consumer Demand Growing for Differentiated Farm Products – Spring 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Diversifying the Family Farm – Spring 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Analysis of Local Food Distribution of a BIOAg Producer Group

Poster presentation – BIOAg Research Symposium 2008.

Sustainability at Washington State University Dining Services – March 2006

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Can the Way We Eat Change Metropolitan Agriculture? The Portland Example – December 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Building a Healthy Future for Family Farms: Washington State Family Farming Summit

Washington State Family Farming Summit October 13-14, 2003 Wenatchee, Washington.

Annual Farmers’ Market Conference – March 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Direct Marketing Farms Benefit from WSDA Grants – June 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

The New Food Entrepreneur: Conference Draws Enthusiastic Crowd – March 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

New Farm Finder on Web – June 2005

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Small Farms: The Heart of Washington Agriculture

CSANR Technical Report 2005

The Importance of Direct Marketing for Washington Farmers

CSANR Research Brief 2005

Consumer Food Purchasing: Interest in Local and Direct Markets

CSANR Research Brief 2005

Local with a Vengeance – December 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Local and Direct Food Purchasing in Washington – March 2004

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

The Importance of Direct Markets for Washington Farmers – December 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Shepherd’s Grain: A Farmer’s Strategy for Survival in the Global Marketplace – December 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Institutional Sales for Small Farms: A New Marketing Opportunity – March 2003

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter