95 episodes

Tent Talk is a podcast for farmers' market managers, farmers, food makers, and anyone who counts on farmers’ markets as a source of income. Please join us as we interview farmers’ market experts, talk about ways to improve local food communities, and provide you with tips on building a successful farmers’ market business.

Tent Talk is produced by Farmers Market Pros.

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 17 Ratings

Tent Talk is a podcast for farmers' market managers, farmers, food makers, and anyone who counts on farmers’ markets as a source of income. Please join us as we interview farmers’ market experts, talk about ways to improve local food communities, and provide you with tips on building a successful farmers’ market business.

Tent Talk is produced by Farmers Market Pros.

    Start off on the right foot with vendor education

    Start off on the right foot with vendor education

    This week on Tent Talk, co-hosts Brijet, Catt and Justine talk about the importance of vendor education. When new vendors take courses such as Vendor-101, or have a general knowledge of what it takes to sell at the farmers' market, it lays a strong foundation for a successful farmers market business future! Listen along for tips on where to start if you have no experience as a vendor, or if you're a market manager, how to launch a vendor education course of your own. 

    • 29 min
    We're all in this together in the Farmers Market Pros Community

    We're all in this together in the Farmers Market Pros Community

    Farmers’ market managers and vendors are dealing with even more than the usual regulations, physical labor and day to day jobs right now. In these trying times, when we can't gather in person, online communities provide some much needed support. For this week's episode of Tent Talk, we chat with some of the members of our Farmers’ Market Pros Facebook community about how your tribe of market industry people can provide support online and off.

    • 45 min
    Catching up on what's happening in farmers' market communities

    Catching up on what's happening in farmers' market communities

    This week on Tent Talk, co-hosts Brijet, Catt and Justine catch up on what's been going on in farmers' market communities across the country. From face masks and contingency plans to the nuances of social media messaging for your farmers' market, this episode covers a lot of ground! Listen along for tips and tricks from your farmers' market pros. 

    • 48 min
    Creative solutions for farmers market funding

    Creative solutions for farmers market funding

    Listen along to this week's episode of Tent Talk for an in-depth conversation between co-host Catt and Erin Tormey, farmer and director of Coastside Farmers Markets, recorded at the California Small Farms Conference back in February. They chat about creative ways to pull in farmers' market sponsorships and the reciprocal benefits of community-supported markets.

    • 36 min
    Farmers Market Pros speak up

    Farmers Market Pros speak up

    On this week's episode, Tent Talk co-hosts have an important conversation about the civil unrest taking place in many parts of the country and what that means for farmers markets.

    "Farmers market people are people who do things. Let’s band together. Let’s work for change." - Catt Fields White, founder of Farmers Market Pros

    Black Lives Matter. 

    • 46 min
    Best of Tent Talk: Eric Dobbs of Seven Seas Roasting Company

    Best of Tent Talk: Eric Dobbs of Seven Seas Roasting Company

    This week on Tent Talk, we’re replaying our inspirational 2019 interview with Eric Dobbs of Seven Seas Roasting Company. Eric’s passion for coffee led him from the military and law school to Vendor-101 and the farmers market where he launched his coffee roasting business. A few years later, Seven Seas is still in farmers markets even now that they have 2 successful brick and mortar coffee shops.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

casaraha ,

Go to for Farmers Market Managers!

I’ve been a market manager for 7+ years, and I’m just so happy that there’s a podcast that goes along with my field. They do a great job at covering a bunch of subjects, plus engaging the guests and the audience too. I’m trying to get my vendors to listen, and send them links to specific podcasts occasionally. Great ideas and validation with each episode!

sena sea ,

Love!

I just found this podcast, and love it! I’m a vendor at 12 farmers markets around the Seattle and eastern WA area, selling wild Alaskan fish we catch ourselves (Sena Sea). I never thought I would find a podcast so pertinent to my daily life- not to mention fun and informative!

AndreaLeeWard ,

The best podcast for people who care about food!

Fun, informative, and kind of makes you hungry. As a farmer’s market foodie, I’m addicted to this podcast!

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