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Farmers market security: have a plan

publication date: Sep 1, 2019
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The security of our public spaces has unfortunately been in the news a lot lately. Large public gatherings- including farmers markets- are considered “soft targets.” I got in touch with the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) to get some ideas for best practices for ensuring public safety at markets. FMC has long worked with markets to come up with resources for them to manage risks. For their resources on keeping markets safe, go to

One of the most basic parts of responding to an emergency is having a plan for what to do in the event of an incident. I talked with Ben Feldman, Interim Executive Director of the FMC, about what kind of emergency plans he has seen markets implement.

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