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PolicyLink Farmers Market Tool


This tool details the challenges associated with starting and sustaining farmers’ markets in low-income communities of color, as well as some of the successful strategies that have been used to overcome those challenges. It shares possible funding sources both for starting and running farmers’ markets, and it looks at policy considerations for farmers’ markets operating in low-income communities and communities of color.

Primary Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

CDC Winnable Battles

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Farmers' Markets, Healthy Food Access


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