Case Studies

Explore the case studies below to see how other farmers markets have addressed the legal issues discussed in this Toolkit. Learn from the real experiences of market leaders who have selected business structures, implemented SNAP/EBT, and managed legal risks at their markets.



How FRESHFARM Markets implemented a mask policy and complied with the ADA during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webb City Farmers Market

Webb City, Missouri

How business structure and market governance decisions built a stronger market.

crowd of people at the capital city farmers market in montpelier, vermont

Capital City Farmers Market

Montpelier, Vermont

How incorporation and insurance shielded against a trip and fall lawsuit.

Durham Farmers Market

Durham, North Carolina

How carefully crafted market rules supported a market's development.

Crescent City Farmers Market

New Orleans, Louisiana

How a market currency system enabled one market to accept SNAP benefits and credit card payments.