Author Archives: Ellie Wong

2022 FMC Updated Policy Priorities

Ellie Wong August 11, 2022

With National Farmers Market Week upon us, we wanted to share our updated policy priorities. We are actively advocating for farmers markets and revising our priorities from the beginning of the year based on input from market managers about challenges they have experienced, analysis from FMC staff, and feedback from our contacts at USDA and…

2022 National Poster Contest Winners

Ellie Wong August 8, 2022

The Farmers Market Coalition and Farm Aid are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 National Farmers Market Poster Contest. After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we’re thrilled to bring back this annual contest celebrating the creativity and diversity of America’s farmers markets by showcasing market posters on a national level. We…

Counting Farmers Market Visitors and Customers in 2022

Ellie Wong July 21, 2022

Since a few markets and network leaders have reached out to me recently about how to count visitors, I thought I’d revisit the subject. Counting visitors can be tricky for many markets since they usually use open lots or parking areas with lots of entrances for shoppers to come in and have few (if any)…