Author Archives: Hannah Fuller

Love Your Market Manager Book Giveaway

Hannah Fuller February 10, 2022

Whether it’s your love for family, friends, food, or anything else, celebrating the things we love in our lives is always a great way to foster gratitude. And well, it tends to always make us feel a bit warm and fuzzy!  This Valentines Day, nominate your favorite farmers market operator and they could win a…

Seeking Farmers Market Hacks and Systems

Hannah Fuller January 5, 2022

Welcome to 2022 farmers market operators!  The 2021 brought a lot of ups and downs in the farmers market community. We’ve seen strides towards more equitable markets across the country, innovative new programs, and markets continuing to play a central role in resilient connected communities. Changing pandemic regulations, extreme weather brought by climate change, and…

Cluster Implementation Update

Hannah Fuller December 20, 2021

Back in April of 2021, I shared in a blog post how the FMC Strategic Plan prioritized FMC to Support FM Operators/Networks in Capacity-Building and to become an active anti-racist organization and ally. As a result of working towards these two priorities, we redesigned what was previously called our Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Program…

2022 Call for FMC Board Nominations

Hannah Fuller December 8, 2021

(Updated 1/5/2022) The deadline to apply has now passed. If you’re interested in serving on the FMC board, please look out for the next nomination period in December 2022! FMC is currently soliciting nominees who are interested in running for a seat on the Board of Directors during the 2022 annual election. There are 4…

FMPP News! Promoting Farmers Market Impacts: Building Capacity for Data

Hannah Fuller December 3, 2021

We’re thrilled and humbled to be the recipients of a 2021 USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant! As we gear up to take action on our project, we want to keep our membership in the loop on our plans and how this grant will impact the scope of our work over the coming years. Read…

American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition Announce Winners of the 13th Annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration

Hannah Fuller September 28, 2021

American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition are proud to announce the winners of the 13th annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration, a national event that ran between June 21 – September 19, 2021. Markets receiving the most votes from the public are declared winners of the “People’s Choice” category, as well as recognized as top markets in five regions nationwide. More than 2,000…

USDA Announces Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program

Hannah Fuller September 21, 2021

Updated: 10/14/2021 The USDA has opened applications for the Pandemic Response and Safety Program grant and is accepting applications through November 22, 2021.USDA is seeking applications to support agricultural stakeholders who haven’t yet received substantial federal financial assistance to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The program will help small businesses in certain commodity areas including…

Reflecting on National Farmers Market Week 2021

Hannah Fuller September 1, 2021

The 22nd Annual National Farmers Market Week took place August 1st through 7th. After some time crunching the numbers, the FMC team is delighted to report that NFMW 2021 was a great success and vibrant celebration of farmers market operators nationwide.  Thank you all for your hard work and participation! We can’t offer enough thanks…

Local Communities Around the Country Proclaim Farmers Market Week

Hannah Fuller August 9, 2021

  Every year the US Department of Agriculture proclaims National Farmers Market Week the first week of August. Starting a few years ago, FMC started providing a proclamation template for states, counties and cities to proclaim Farmers Market Week in their local areas. National Farmers Market Week can be a fantastic opportunity for farmers market…

Resolve Conflict at Farmers Markets

Hannah Fuller August 5, 2021

Conflict is an inherent part of life and can often bring about good change. Having the skills to resolve conflict is an essential part of a successful life, especially as a farmers market manager. In the field of the farmers markets, dealing with a lot of different types of people, there will inevitably be conflict…