Consumers are expressing a renewed interest in buying food directly from the farmer or grower in their local areas. One reason for this consumer change is the new awareness of the importance of fresh vegetables and fruit in the diet, which are creating opportunities for marketing local produce to consumers through farmers’ markets. Also, the economic opportunities and rewards of the markets in a community’s development are being realized from community leaders.

Structuring and Organizing your Market

To develop and maintain a viable farmers’ market, an organized and well thought out process needs to be implemented. The AgriMissouri Farmers' Market Handbook was created to guide you through this process and link you to all of the state, federal and local resources and regulations you will need.

The Missouri Grown Website offers a comprehensive listing of farmers’ markets in Missouri, contact names and market information. If your community would like assistance in organizing a farmers’ market or know of a farmers’ market that is not listed in AgriMissouri, please contact us.

Farmers’ Market Promotion Matching Grant Program

The Farmers’ Market Matching Grant Program is a reimbursement grant program funded through the Missouri Department of Agriculture. This grant awards up to $1,000 for reimbursement of expenses associated with promoting Missouri’s farmers’ markets. Details....