Author Archives: Bec Sloane

FMC’s Market Manager Fly-In to D.C.: A Productive Exchange

Bec Sloane September 28, 2023

Reporting by FMC Policy Intern, Sarah Hale. Last week, for the culmination of this year’s chapter of our Farmer Fly-In Project, the Farmers Market Coalition had an intense two-day fly-in to Capitol Hill. Here’s a recap of our engaging and rewarding interactions with legislators and their staff. September 13, 2023 We began the day with…

FMC Welcomes Aboard Executive Director, Charisse McGill

Bec Sloane July 28, 2023

In the midst of FMC’s busy season ramping up for National Farmers Market Week (NFMW), Philly-based business owner and former market manager, Charisse McGill, steps up to take the reins as the organization’s new Executive Director. Charisse’ entry into the role comes at an exciting time, when opportunities to bring her energy, passion and vision…

Urgent Action Needed: Support These Three Essential Bills to Fortify our Local Farms, Markets and Food System

Bec Sloane July 26, 2023

This week offers a critical opportunity for you to advocate for a strong local food system, and we’re calling on you to help make it happen.  It’s time to advocate for a robust local food system that supports our farmers, markets, and communities. Congress is working on the 2023 Farm Bill, a critical opportunity to…