Resources

Resources

This page is the home for a range of publicly available documents, guidance tools and advice relating to farm retail. The page will grow and develop as we grow partnerships, undertake research and understand the members and non-members issues and concerns.

We have also included details on the council members and the managing agent. These people collectively ensure FARMA members’ interests and the winder issue of farm retail are considered and protected.

Additional documents and support are available on the member’s webpages.

Key People

FARMA Chairman: Milly Stokes
I am Milly Stokes, I was born in Leicester and moved to Market Harborough when I married Kevin 26 years ago. Early on in my career I worked for two Design Consultancies on a variety of retail projects. My design skills were soon put to work when I was at home after having the chi...
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FARMA TREASURER: John Sinclair
I am John Sinclair and was born at West Craigie Farm in 1968 and have lived there ever since. There was never any doubt in my mind that I would do anything else apart from being involved in farming, although I now have to work harder and harder to still call myself a farmer!...
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Documents

FARMA Constitution
FARMA Constitution Policy
Rules revised November 2003. All previous rules rescinded. Name changed 01 March 2004. Registered office changed 13 Nov 2007
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Building Successful Farmers Markets
Building Successful Farmers Markets Guidance
This workbook is designed to give simple, practical, hands-on advice about how to run successful farmers’ markets and focuses on marketing techniques and the impact that these techniques will have
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Advice to Teachers and Others who organise visits to farms
Advice to Teachers and Others who organise visits to farms Technical Advise
This advice is for teachers and others who organise visits by children on the precautions necessary to reduce the risk of ill health arising from contact with animals.
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BBC Good Food Magazine - Top 10 Destination Farm Shops
BBC Good Food Magazine - Top 10 Destination Farm Shops Other
BBC Good Foods highlights 10 of the best destination farm shops in the UK. 8 of which are FARMA members.
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Setting up a farm shop is hard work
Setting up a farm shop is hard work Press Release
Selling direct is hard work but there were plenty of tips from advisors and successful operators at the recent FARMA conference. Jez Fredenburgh from Farmers Weekly reports.
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FARMA MEMBERS UNITE
FARMA MEMBERS UNITE Press Release
Farm shops in the Midlands have joined together to highlight the value of handmade, artisan food and strike back against supermarket domination. Farm shop group FARMA (National Farmers’ Retail and Markets Association) have hundreds of members throughout the UK and their members in the Midlands are some of the best known farm shops in the country. FARMA members in the Midlands are launching a campaign to encourage local people to shop for local produce.
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FARMA - Membership Pack
FARMA - Membership Pack Other
We have put together this document to help you understand more about the organisation and how we can help and support you and your organisation. However, if anything is unclear or you would like to have a chat with the team please feel free to give us a call an 01638 676747.
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Pink Pig Retail Leader
Pink Pig Retail Leader Other
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Rural Development Programme Grant Funding
Rural Development Programme Grant Funding Technical Advise
The 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme (RPD) elements of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are in varying stages of development and delivery across the EU member states. In the UK the implementation plans were approved by the EU on the 26th May. This document will primarily focus on the English Programme of support as this appears to be the most advanced at present. Countryside Productivity Growth Programme LEADER
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Preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact at visitor attractions - Industry Code of Practice
Preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact at visitor attractions - Industry Code of Practice Technical Advise
UPDATED MARCH 2015) A ‘Code of Practice’ has been produced by the industry and is aimed at the owners, operators and managers of such visitor premises. It provides guidance, including pictures and real-life case studies, of practical measures that you can apply at your premises to help you comply with the law and keep visitors safe.
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Speciality Food Fair: 2015 a view from Milly Stokes
Speciality Food Fair: 2015 a view from Milly Stokes Other
If you failed to get to the Speciality food Fair this year than Milly Stokes of Farndon Fields Farm Shop has highlighted a few of her favoured stands and products.
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ENTRY FORM: Farm retail butchery and display competition.
ENTRY FORM: Farm retail butchery and display competition. Other
All you need to know to take part in the FARMA Butchery Competition on the 1st March.
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Farmers' Market Certification Scheme: Full Scheme Document
Farmers' Market Certification Scheme: Full Scheme Document Guidance
Full scheme guide for the Certification Scheme for Farmers' Markets
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