Do you have a group of loyal church members (3 to 5 members or more) and/or community stakeholders, who want to transform their lives by eating local healthy food grown by local farmers, in particular black farmers, and who will work to build the market developed and see it through the various growth stages?
Do you have a location for the farmers’ market?
Will there be a place for storage of tents, tables, banners, baskets, market scale, A-frames and other market supplies & equipment at the proposed location?
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Is there an already expressed interest in a farmer’s market at the location?
Have you spoken to your larger church members and those beyond your church memberships about the farmers’ market?
Do you have access to local farmers, urban gardeners, bakers, makers, etc.
Do you have an operating budget to use for the farmers’ market?
Is there already operating capital set aside or will you have to raise funds or write a grant?