Is your state farmers market association a State Partner? You may already have FMC Membership. See our list of Current State Partners below.
Having trouble logging in? See the FAQ below.
The following member benefits apply to all FMC members:
- A voice and a vote in membership meetings and Board of Directors elections.
- Representation at the table with federal agencies and organizations which provide funding for farmers markets and establish national policy, and advocacy opportunities.
- An electronic subscription to the market beet, our seasonal electronic newsletter, and a subscription to our weekly farmers market news email, Fresh Picks.
- Access to a volunteer team of farmers market practitioners to help answer your most important questions.
- Access to regular member-only webinars on timely education topics and opportunities to have your questions answered live by experts.
- Access to National Farmers Market Week promotional tools.
- A special ‘Proud member’ badge for your organization’s web site, which links your visitors directly to FMC’s valuable resources.
- Access to member-only Directors’ & Officers’ Insurance Policy for nonprofit farmers market organizations through Campbell Risk Management.
- Opportunities to participate in special member-only programs like Discover You Can and Discover Market Fresh.
- Member Only Resources, such as POP Club Guide, Toolkit, and Templates.
- Knowing that your contribution improves our ability to respond to farmers markets’ needs today, tomorrow, and in years to come.
Membership dues are annual and tax-deductible to the full extent allowed under IRS 501(c)(3) law. Should you have specific questions about membership, please use our contact form.
Members have access to discounts from the following businesses:
FMC Store– stickers, tattoos, and postcards 20%
Directors and Officers Insurance
FMC Events and Conferences
Farmspread is a comprehensive and user-friendly market and vendor management tool. Market managers’ time is precious, and vendors deserve a system that works as much for them as it does for markets. FMC has been impressed with the completeness of the Farmspread solution, as it is a holistic solution for both markets and vendors. And importantly, they offer superb customer service. 15% off
FarmFan: Perfectly timed reminders, every time
FarmFan is bulk texting software built for farms and farmers markets.
Just tell FarmFan when your market or CSA pickups happen, and we’ll text you a reminder a few hours before each event.
Reply to that message with your update and FarmFan will send it out to your customer list.
And remember: A picture is worth 1,000 words. Include a photo of today’s offerings for a reminder that will have your fans grabbing their produce bags and heading your way.
Learn more at farmfanapp.com 20% off
Growing for Market Subscription – For 27 years, Growing for Market has been the source for direct market vegetable and flower growers and marketeers. Published ten times a year, every issue features, practical, hands-on information about marketing, growing and the business of local agriculture. 20% off
Rock the Bike offers high quality Pedal Powered blenders and food processors that are great for generating smiles and drawing a crowd, as well as helping kids connect with food. Excellent for edible schoolyards, farmers markets, and events of all types. 10% off
Old Time Wooden Nickel Co. has been making custom printed wooden nickels for 70 years and have been working with Farmers Markets for over 13 years. They have proudly collaborated with various markets over the years to develop a product and services that meet the specific needs of Farmers Markets.
They’ve recently added a Farmers Market members page where you’ll find a list of exclusive Farmers Markets discounts, a members forum, information about token security and a section with tips and advice for new markets that they’ve put together from the most common questions and feedback received. There’s also a link to a Farmers Market order form that includes special stock designs and clipart that are not available in our regular ordering system.
Old Time Wooden Nickel Co will offer an additional 10% discount to FMC members. This discount is on top of their existing Farmers Market discounts and special rates.
- I haven’t set up a FMC Member Login yet. How do I do that?
To set up your login to the membership portal, click here and enter the e-mail address you used when you last paid membership dues. This is also the e-mail where you receive your FMC communications, including renewal notices and newsletters. You should receive an email with further instructions to set up your account.
Not working? Please contact Liz Comiskey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (888) 362-8177 ext 703 to set up your information.
- I created an account, but it says I’m not a current member. What is happening?
To access your membership information, you must log in to the same account that is associated with your membership. For example, you may have just set up a personal account, but it’s the Farmers Market you manage that has paid membership dues. Try logging in again with your Farmers Market, Farm or Business information instead to see if that works.
If that doesn’t work, the best way to figure this out is to call email email@example.com or (888) 362-8177ext 703 to walk through it. Please try to provide us with as much information as you can, including your membership level and the Farmers Market, Farm or Business you work with, if applicable, and address.
- I forgot my login or password! What do I do?
To reset your password or login information, click here and enter the e-mail address associated with your FMC membership account (this is the email you entered when you last paid membership dues and where you receive FMC communications, including renewal notices and newsletters). You will receive an email with further instructions on how to reset your password and access your account.
- I didn’t receive a confirmation email for my membership, donation or event registration. Where is it?
Occasionally, our email messages get filtered and don’t make it directly to your inbox. If you don’t see a confirmation message, check your Spam or Promotions folder to see if it ended up there, and please be sure to add the @farmersmarketcoalition.org domain to your safe or trusted senders list. Still not seeing your confirmation? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
5. How do I access my FMC Member Benefits?
Log in to the FMC Membership Account, use the dropdown box in the upper right corner and select FMC Member Benefits.
Still having issues? Please contact Liz Comiskey at email@example.com or (888) 362-8177 ext 703 to troubleshoot your problem.
Want to add FMC Membership to your organization’s benefits? FMC’s State Partner Program allows state associations to automatically provide FMC membership to their own members. This option allows state associations to easily expand their services, while also ensuring that their state is well-represented within the FMC member base. The more members we have in a state, the more we know about its needs and activities, and the better we can represent them in our policy efforts.
FMC is committed to offering state partnership at an affordable rate, so each State Partner determines their member fees based on the ability of their organization. FMC suggests 0.1% of the organization’s annual budget as a guideline, with a minimum fee of $100 and maximum fee of $2,000.
State Partners have benefits beyond regular FMC members. These include:
- State Level Networking: Up to two participants from your organization can participate in FMC’s State Leader Committee conference calls (every 6-8 weeks), where FMC Board and staff check in on local regional goals and objectives to ensure policy alignment and discuss emerging issues.
- Participation in the State Leader Listserv, where other state-level network leaders share resources, questions and information.
How does my organization sign up to be a State Partner?
You can sign up right on our website using the join tab at the top of the site.
How do we send you our list of members?
**We highly recommend that you communicate to your members that it is a best practice to use an email address for the farmers market that will stay with the market, not a personal email address.**
After you have joined, you will send us a spreadsheet with you member list on it. We have a template that you can use, but any excel spreadsheet with the following fields is fine: First Name*, Last Name*, Name of Farmers Market (or Business name)*, Name of Operating Organization*, Email*, Street Address (mailing address)*, City*, State*, Zip*, How many farmers attend this market? How many vendors attend this market (including farmers)? How many markets does this member run?
*required fields (not all members will have an operating organization, or even a farmers market, but please list if they do).
Currently, state partners email FMC every month or so with membership updates. There will be an automated reminder process soon.
Do the members have to be farmers markets?
No, anyone can be a member of FMC.
How will you contact our members?
After we have imported your members into our membership database, we will email your members to let them know their membership is active, tell them about the benefits, and instruct them on logging in.
How long is the membership?
Membership is for one year. You will receive renewal notices before it ends.
How is a State Partner different than our current membership?
If your organization is a member of FMC, but not a state partner, your members do not receive membership benefits, only your organization does.
Email Liz Comiskey at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about how your participation can strengthen farmers markets in your state.
Current State Partners
If you are in one of the states listed below, we encourage you to join your state association to become a member of FMC.
Arkansas- Arkansas Farmers Market Association
California- California Alliance of Farmers Markets
Georgia – Georgia Farmers Market Association
Illinois- Illinois Farmers Market Association
Indiana- Hoosier Farmers Market Association
Maryland- Maryland Farmers Market Association
Massachusetts- Federation of Massachusetts Farmers Markets
New Hampshire- New Hampshire Farmers Market Association
Pennsylvania- PA Farm Markets
Tennessee- Tennessee Association of Farmers Markets
Vermont- Vermont Farmers’ Market Association
Virginia- Virginia Farmers Market Association
Washington- Washington State Farmers Market Association
Wisconsin- Wisconsin Farmers Market Association