Farmers market handbook - University of Birmingham

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Farmers’ markets are becoming increasingly popular, with more institutions looking to hold them on campus. The markets enable local farmers and producers to sell their produce direct to the public, give consumers the chance to buy fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables, locally reared meat and home made products, and raise public awareness on issues such as GM foods, land management and organic farming.

This useful handbook, developed by the University of Birmingham is a guide to institutions and producers alike on the benefits of farmers' markets and how they can be organised. The handbook gives background information on the market, states the criteria for participation and explains how the market works on the day.