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Considerations for Farmer's Markets During COVID-19 - While farmers markets and local foods serve an integral role in local economies, food access and community development, taking necessary precautions and safety measures to ensure the health of farmers, vendors, customers and the public is imperative.

North Dakota Farmers Market & Growers Association - Are you interested in advancing your direct marketing skills to enhance your farmers; market business, roadside stand or pick your own market? Are you interested in supporting North Dakota locally grown and produced products? If the answer is yes, this is the organization for you! The North Dakota Farmers Market and Growers Association is a marketing organization that is geared to help you improve your marketing skills and to assist in supporting locally grown and processed North Dakota products.

Guidelines for Selling Home Prepared Foods at Farmers Markets - Do you want to sell your food product at a farmers market or community event? This handout will help you navigate the labeling requirements that must be met.


Mobile Food Industry

How to Start a Food Truck- Eight tips to steer a mobile restaurant business in the right direction. There’s more to this business than buying the food, the vehicle, and parking it curbside. This article provides some tips on what you need to know to steer your own food truck onto the right path. Article by Amy Reinink, January 18, 2011.

Food Trucks 101. How to Start a Mobile Food Business - This article looks at the common mobile-food entities such as food kiosks, food trucks, the mobile-catering business, food-carts and concession trailers. Tips are provided for perfecting recipes, finding locations, branding products, and the need for licenses and permits. Article by Rich Mintzer, July, 24, 2011.

Beyond the Food Truck: Six Ideas for Mobile Food Businesses - Street food is a tried-and-true business model that's fed generations of eaters. Today, there are approximately 3 million food trucks operating in the U.S., more than 5 million food carts, and an unknown number of kiosks.  If you multiply the following six mobile options with the myriad cuisines and foods you can serve, possible locations, and the time of day you are open, your options for a mobile food business are endless. Article by Rich Mintzer, September, 25, 2011.

6 Ways Food Trucks Can Survive the Winter Freeze and Grow Their Business - Food-truck businesses are finding ways to turn winter months into periods of growth. Article by Kate Taylor, December 4, 2013.


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