Author Archives: Marian Weaver

Utah DUFB gains ongoing state funding support!

Marian Weaver May 28, 2019

Utahns Against Hunger is thrilled to announce that Utah Double Up Food Bucks gained some much needed state funding support during the 2019 state legislative session.  Read more…

Event Opportunity! Firmly Rooted: Building Enterprise and Ownership in a Regional Food Economy

Marian Weaver September 20, 2018

EVENT INFORMATION Date Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:00pm – 1:30pm Contact Location Walter Hall Rotunda at Ohio University 25 South Green Drive Athens, Ohio 45701 Hosts Community Strategies Group  For more than 30 years, the southeast region of Appalachian Ohio has been leading the way in leveraging rural assets and enterprise to build a…

New downtown Akron fresh-food market sets October opening

Marian Weaver September 12, 2018

Akron’s getting a new source of fresh food from local farmers and other producers — the city’s anticipated Countryside Public Market. Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy, which will run the market, said it has received funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation that will enable it to open the market in the Northside…

In rural parts of Charleston, $25 in free groceries goes a long way.

Marian Weaver June 8, 2018

AWENDAW — Farmers markets play a critical role in feeding the residents of rural towns in South Carolina, where the nearest grocery store can be 15 miles away. But fresh fruits and vegetables aren’t cheap: In addition to being on a low or fixed income, many elderly, rural residents often face the additional hurdle of…

Free point of sale devices for accepting SNAP benefit payments delayed

Marian Weaver March 30, 2018

At the March 6 and 7, 2018 Michigan Farmers Market Association Conference, Amanda Shreve the newly appointed Executive Director of the Michigan Farmers Market Association gave a presentation on the status of funding for free, wireless point of sale devices for farmers markets to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (a.k.a. Bridge Cards) as a form…

Farmers Market – Market Manager Workshop Opportunity

Marian Weaver March 28, 2018

The Wyoming Farmers Market Association and Wyoming Dept. of Agriculture are offering a Farmers Market – Market Manager workshop, open to current managers who want to brush up on their skills or those new to thinking about running a farmers market. This all-day workshop will help you run your farmers market more efficiently; we will…

Safe Use of Animal-Based Soil Amendments: FSMA Requirements and Best Practices

Marian Weaver March 16, 2018

With new federal requirements for biological soil amendments of animal origin under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), MSU Extension and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) are offering workshops on the safe use of animal-based soil amendments around the state. Check out the link to register:

Some Cache residents concerned about Utah homemade food bill

Marian Weaver February 23, 2018

A Utah lawmaker wants to make it easier for people to make homemade food products and give them directly to consumers or sell those products in public. House Bill 181, sponsored by Rep. Marc Roberts, R-Salt Lake City, was voted out of Senate committee in a 6-1 vote and passed by the House 64-7 last…

MIFMA’s Market Management Mentorship Program

Marian Weaver February 16, 2018

Are you a market manager that has experience accepting SNAP? Are you passionate about food access and supporting fellow managers? Apply to become a mentor in the 2018 Market Manager Mentorship Program today! Certified participating mentors can earn up to 8 professional development hours toward re-certification. Learn more & apply:  

2018 Ohio Farmers Market Conference

Marian Weaver

Please join us for the 9th annual Ohio Farmers’ Market Conference Producers: The Foundation of a Great Market This year’s conference will be held in Dublin once again, and back by popular demand is Vance Corum. Mr. Corum is a farmers’ market expert in organizing and development, and bestselling author of “The New Farmers’ Market.”…