Author Archives: Darlene Wolnik

The Evolution of the CSA – Part 1: The Rise, Decline, & Reinvention

Darlene Wolnik February 19, 2019

by Dar Wolnik, FMC Senior Advisor | Why are CSA sales declining? In many areas of the country, CSAs are reporting declining sales and fewer number of returning customers. FMC Senior Advisor Darlene Wolnik takes a look at the issue in this two-part blog series. Here in Part 1, she examines the origins of the CSA…

VPR Cafe: Remembering Enid Wonnacott

Darlene Wolnik February 4, 2019

Good audio piece on Vermont Public Radio about NOFA-VT’s Executive Director, Enid Wonnacott, who passed away recently.   Also, this lovely poem from Caitlin Gildrien Harvest for Enid with so much love The way people married a long time resemble each other, her life’s work was there in her face: sunshine, good rain, the kind of…

Position: Director of Development City of Ruston, La

Darlene Wolnik February 1, 2019

Date: January 31, 2019 Position Announcement The City of Ruston is recruiting the following position: TITLE: Director of Development REPORTS TO: Director of Administrative Services SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Grant writing for the City of Ruston and North Louisiana Farm Fresh, serve as the Executive Director for the Ruston Farmers Market, leader and participant in local…

Input Requested: How can we create health-focused, sustainable food systems? 

Darlene Wolnik January 31, 2019

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food invites you to share your experiences and views on the critical opportunities for and barriers to creating a healthy food system. This survey takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes to complete and closes on Monday 11th February 2019. Who should complete the survey? We’re seeking input from…

Technical Assistance for FMLFPP grantees

Darlene Wolnik January 24, 2019

The Agricultural Marketing Service Resource Portal and Support Network supports awardees of the Farmers Market and Local Foods Promotions Programs (FMPP and LFPP) in the implementation of current grant projects. In partnership with the Agricultural Marketing Service, this program is led by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development at Penn State University. The project…

SSAWG Conference January 23-26, 2019 Little Rock AR

Darlene Wolnik January 18, 2019

The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) conference is coming up next week and by all accounts, a wide diversity of farmers and advocates are heading to Little Rock for it. The field trips are all sold out, but short courses, mini courses, and the full conference is still open for registration. The variety of…

Public Relations and Marketing Fellow, Tuscaloosa AL

Darlene Wolnik

JOB POSTING: Public Relations and Marketing Fellow, Schoolyard Roots in Tuscaloosa, AL, in partnership with the Americorps VISTA program. Full-time, one year position. More information here.

Full-time Market Manager Position- Alexandria LA

Darlene Wolnik

JOB POSTING: Farmers Market Manager, Central Louisiana Local Foods Initiative, Alexandria, LA.  Full time, salaried $38-42K, and benefits. More details here.

NOFA-VT Executive Director Enid Wonnacott Steps Down

Darlene Wolnik October 31, 2018

Enid Wonnacott has tallied many accomplishments over 30-plus years as executive director of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont. In 1987, her 10-hour-per-week job came with one filing cabinet and a milk crate filled with paperwork. Since then, Wonnacott has built the nonprofit into a 20-person team supported by a $2.8 million budget. NOFA-VT has…

New Orleans schools: Join Market Umbrella’s Meet Me at the Market program

Darlene Wolnik October 11, 2018

Market Umbrella’s “Meet Me at the Market” program consists of a staff visit to the classroom with curriculum focused on local seasonality and nutrition, and then a field trip to the farmers market, with facilitated fun and educational activities. The NGO has funding through a USDA Farm to School grant to build/refurbish school gardens, train…