Author Archives: Ben Feldman

FMC Applauds Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act

Ben Feldman July 22, 2022

On Wednesday, July 20, 2022 the House Education and Labor Chairman, Bobby Scott (D-VA), released the Committee’s revitalized Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill called the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act. The proposed legislation addresses key child nutrition issues and provides funding and resources to programs like the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children…

Metrics and Beyond

Ben Feldman December 10, 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, farmers market operators across the country are reflecting on a year like no other, reviewing their results, and attempting to use the lessons to plan for 2021. While the future remains uncertain in many regards, the ability of markets to plan and prepare for the future is tied to…

Farmers Markets Across Nation Face Potential Economic Crisis From COVID-19

Ben Feldman May 11, 2020

A version of this piece was published in Civil Eats in May 2020. Across the country, farmers markets operators–the organizations and individuals who plan, coordinate, and run America’s farmers markets, are engaging in herculean efforts to protect their communities from COVID-19. But even as interest in local foods spikes nationwide, many  market operators face the…