Resources for Farmers Markets Best Management Practices During a Pandemic and Beyond

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This is a compilation of online resources shared during the Farmers Market webinar held on Monday, May 18, 2020. Additional resources have been added to the list. Some of the links have a multitude of topics covering more than one subject, while others are topic specific.

If you have used other resources that were helpful to your agriculture enterprise, email to: Nada Haddad, Agricultural Business Management Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension,, 603-679-5616.

Best Practices and General Guidelines

  1. Best Management Practices for Farmers Markets: Thinking through Operations during a Pandemic and Beyond Webinar Recording -
  2. COVID-19 Precautions from Field to Market -

Food Safety

  1. Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting of Surfaces Part 1: The Differences Between Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting -
  2. Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting of Surfaces Part 2: Using These Chemicals On the Right Surfaces at the Right Time -
  3. Best Precautionary Practices for Selling Frozen Meat at The Farmers Market -
  4. New Hampshire Self-Inspecting Cities & Towns -


  1. COVID-19 Agriculture Resource from the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food -
  2. Visual Aids to Promote COVID-19 Safety at Your Farmers Market: Farm 2 Facts from the University of Wisconsin Madison Extension -
  3. Free Downloadable Social Distancing Posters Available In Different Languages From The Acheson Group, A Food Safety Consulting Business -

COVID-19 Protecting Yourself and Others

  1. How to Protect Yourself and Others -
  2. Use of Respirators, Facemasks, and Cloth Face Coverings in the Food and Agriculture Sector During COVID-19 -
  3. Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission -

General Best Practices

  1. Farmers Market Coalition Resources -
  2. FAQs About COVID-19 and N.H. Agriculture (updated twice a week) -

Online Marketing

  1. Adapting Your Farm Business Plans in Uncertain Times -
  2. Getting Started with Online Farm Sales During Times of Social Distancing -
  3. Farmers Guide to Direct Sales Software Platform -
  4. Ecommerce Payment Methods -

Reaching Customers

  1. Reaching Your Customers in Times of Social Distancing Webinar Recording -
  2. Best Practices for Pick-Your-Own Operations to Protect Customers and Staff from COVID-19 Webinar Recording -
  3. Guide for CSA Farmers Amid COVID-19 -
  4. Adding SNAP/EBT Sales to Your Farm Webinar Recording -
  5. Tips for Plant Growers to Minimize COVID-19 Impact -
  6. How Is Your Garden Center Going To Do Business This Spring? -

Promote Your New Hampshire Farm and Horticulture Business

  1. NH Farmers Market Directory -
  2. Farmers Market Registration Form -
  3. New Hampshire Farm Products Map -

NH Governor Emergency Orders

  1. NH Governor Sununu Emergency Order #17 -
  2. EXHIBIT A To Emergency Order #17 That Provides Essential Services and Support During COVID-19 -
  3. State of New Hampshire COVID-19 Business Resources -