FAQ: Farmers’ Markets

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1. Can our farmers’ market join FMNS?

We welcome new members to our cooperative, requiring all members to meet our membership policy. This policy ensures that we stay true to our mandate of supporting authentic farmers’ markets. Take a look at the membership section of our policy document, as well as our Become A Member page, and contact us.

2. What services does Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia offer to its members?

At FMNS, we work to support and create farmers’ markets that grow and thrive. We are committed to providing the best possible services to help markets better manage, develop and promote their market. For a summary of specific members benefits, please visit Become A Member.

3. How much does it cost to join FMNS?

Membership dues are paid annually and are based on the number of vendors at your market and the length of your market season. Take a look at our fee chart to find the exact cost to your market. In addition, all members must buy a $10 share in the FMNS Cooperative when becoming a member. Please contact us for further information.

4. How can I start a farmers’ market in my community?

FMNS has vast experience helping communities in Nova Scotia to create and grow thriving farmers’ markets. We offer a special membership rate of just $250 to markets in their first operating year. Once your emerging market is a member, you – and your vendors – have full access to FMNS training, resources, support and services. We do offer consultancy services into the economic and community viability of farmers’ markets. Please contact us for more information.