[permaculture] [Market Farming] Post For The MARKET FARMING Mailing List - list info update

LINDARAY at att.net LINDARAY at att.net
Tue Dec 29 13:38:58 EST 2009

Hi Larry,

This will be great. May I suggest a topic for new posting on the MarketFarm List?-

Here it is:
"How To Set Up And Start A Local Farmer's Market for urban areas which don't already have one."

I am thinking of a parking-lot weekend market, where several local farmers (*possibly* maybe even backyard microfarmers) can set up stalls with their produce and goods, in the same urban location.

e.g., insurance requirements (are there usually any?), permitting (by what entity?), difference in legal requirements (if any), between having or not having prepared foods at the farmer's market, etc.

And- Are there good reasons NOT to do this? Looking for feedback from any experienced folk...

Why? Because IMO we need more of them..


Linda :)
-------------- Original message from "Lawrence F. London, Jr." <venaurafarm at bellsouth.net>: -------------- 

> Lawrence F. London, Jr. wrote: 
> > The MARKET FARMING Mailing List 
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> > I am very interested in reviving this forum, hosted by ibiblio, 
> > and am intent on turning it into something people enjoy and get real 
> > benefit from. 
> I would really like to revive this list and turn it into a world class 
> resource that is used every day by market farmers and serves their 
> needs. I have looked around the web and found few other forums or lists 
> thaat have much to offer, especially for sustainable or organic farmers 
> and gardeners and permaculturists who need a production unit on their 
> homestead for income. 
> I would appreciate those of you still interested in this forum to 
> let us know what you want from this list and how it can best serve you. 
> Those who are running market farms now let us know who you are 
> and what you are doing and send us URL's to your websites or blogs, 
> or forums or wikis if you have any. I would like to link to you from my 
> blog and website. I am planning on creating a market farming wiki also. 
> I will let you know when that is online. I would like to create accounts 
> there for anyone in this list who might be interested in having your own 
> page(s) and contributing to a comprehensive wiki information resource 
> for market farming, agriculture in general and permaculture. 
> Take a look at my blog to see part of what I am doing on my farm. I'll 
> add a lot more to this throughout 2010. 
> I hope you all have a productive and profitable 2010. 
> Lawrence London 
> Venaura Farm 
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> lflj at bellsouth.net 
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