Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

There are many terms in agriculture that are not well-known to the average consumer. Without understanding the meanings of these terms, it can be a bit confusing to decipher signage at farmers tables at the farmers market. For example, what does it mean when a farmer says his chickens are “free range” or his produce is raised using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices? Use the link below to learn what these labels and terms mean so that you can make informed decisions on your farmers market purchases.

The document you will see linked below was created by the Farmers Market Coalition, a national organization supporting the farmers market industry. There are a couple of differences with this document and New York State specific policy.

  1. The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) does not allow honey to be purchased with these nutrition coupons in New York State.
  2. The WIC Cash Value Voucher program is known as the WIC Vegetables and Fruits Check Program in New York State.

FARMERS MARKET GLOSSARY OF TERMS