Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit

Chapter 6: Happy Vendors, Happy Managers


Vendor Relations and Boundaries for Market Managers

Zack Cook and David Dickinson from Pike Place Market share their best ideas on how to work with vendors and build successful working relationships.


Effective Communications in the Cultural Marketplace

Based on the WSFMA conference presentations of WSU’s José L. García-Pabón, this piece discusses the cultural concepts and strategies for communicating cross-culturally, especially with immigrant farmers.


Recruiting Farmers to Your Market

While some farmers markets have long waiting lists, other markets have to work to find the right farm vendor mix for their market. This piece shares strategies and resources on how to find farmers in our state.


Is selling at Washington State Farmers Markets right for you?

This FAQ-style overview is designed to help farmers (and other vendors) better understand how to assess if selling at farmers markets is right for them, what it takes, and what they need to know to apply.


© 2012 Washington State Farmers Market Association and Washington State University Small Farms Program.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this Toolkit is for educational purposes to assist farmers market management in improving their market operations. This material is not intended, and should not be used, as a substitute or replacement for individual legal, financial, or actuarial advice. Each market organization should consult a relevant professional advisor when making business decisions as appropriate. Please direct comments and questions to office@wafarmersmarkets.com.