As the number of farmers markets across the U.S. has bloomed in recent years, both veteran and emerging leaders have taken bold steps to cultivate markets that effectively balance needs of producers, consumers, and communities. Some of these steps include: increasing EBT and WIC redemption rates, instituting innovative record keeping programs, or providing professional development education to market managers and farmers.
The Farmers Market Coalition aims to expand this network of farmers market leaders—folks who can volunteer their time and expertise to respond to requests for information on a certain topic, serve as a presenter or mentor, facilitate a member conference call, or serve on a Farmers Market Coalition working group. The particular scope of involvement on the Farmers Market Leadership Network (FMLN) is determined by each individual’s interest and availability.
The FMLN, as a whole, has the power to help shape the face of professional development for farmers markets.
If you are interested in participating in the leadership network, please download and return the interest form.