To 501c3 or Not to 501c3? Applying for Federal Tax Exempt Status
Most farmers markets in Washington State are incorporated as nonprofits or are projects of nonprofits. If your market organization is exploring the idea of becoming recognized by the IRS as a tax exempt nonprofit, there are many considerations before making the commitment to nonprofit status!
Strategic Planning Tools for Your Market Organization
Behind all the farmers market successes over the past 10 to 15 years, there are also many examples of struggling or failed farmers markets. Strategic planning can help address common challenges and provide a disciplined, collective path for market organizers to ensure your farmers market’s long term viability.
More Good Resources
- Recipe for a Great Farmers Market by Nina Plank (2005)
- Washington State Farmers Market Manual, 2nd Edition by WSU and WSFMA (2012)
- The New Farmers’ Market: Farm-Fresh Ideas for Producers, Managers & Communities by Vance Corum, Marcie Rosenweig and Eric Gibson (2015)