How to Start and Manage a Farmers Market

An interview with Jodi Daley. "Daley is a problem solver. Upon moving to Warner Robins, Georgia one of the first things she noticed was the city’s lack of a farmers market, despite being surrounded by local growers and producers. Starting with just a handful of vendors she organized the International City Farmers Market in 2011 on a shoestring budget, and has seen the market grow from just several thousand customers in its first year to nearly 30,000 in 2014. Despite the market’s growth and popularity, Daley’s original goals have remained firmly intact: support local growers; promote healthy, whole foods; and enhance community identity. She encourages International City Farmers Market visitors to know their farmers, know their food and keep their money within the local economy.

Now a member of several national farmers market networks, Daley is also Treasurer of the Georgia Food Policy Council and has helped develop Land to Hand, the market’s charitable arm."

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