Author Archives: Marian Weaver

MIFMA Offers a Market Management Webinar Series

Marian Weaver January 18, 2018

Not able to participate in the full Market Manager Certificate Program, but still want to learn more about market management? You can register for individual webinars! This series of educational webinars for farmers market managers includes seven topics essential to market management. The first webinar, Avoiding Market Downfalls & Planning for Success, will be held…

Deadline Extended – MIFMA 2018 Market Manager Certificate Program

Marian Weaver January 11, 2018

The registration deadline for the 2018 Market Manager Certificate Program has been extended! Extended registration will close Sunday, January 14, 2018. Don’t wait, register today! www.mifma.org/mmcp/ #FarmersMarketsMI #MMCP2018  

Year-end Roundup: Utah Double-Up

Marian Weaver January 4, 2018

This summer Utahns Against Hunger (UAH) provided funding to 25 farmers markets and farm stand to participate in the statewide SNAP-match produce incentive program, Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB). During the 2017 market season, the Double Up program had over 5,600 transactions, with more than $70,000 in SNAP sales and $46,000 in DUFB incentives redeemed…

2018 Michigan Farmers Market Conference

Marian Weaver January 2, 2018

The Michigan Farmers Market Conference is scheduled for March 5-7, 2018! The conference theme is “Cultivating Community at the Farmers Market” – check out the 2018 conference schedule here. Register today!

A heartfelt thank you from Executive Director Dru Montri, as she prepares to leave MIFMA for a new role

Marian Weaver December 11, 2017

For those who want the full story, please read on. For those who like to skim, please scroll to the bottom for the succinct version. Dear MIFMA members, partners, colleagues, friends and family, During this time of year, I always try to carve out some time and space for gratitude. It’s not always easy to…

MIFMA Food Access Year-End Meetings

Marian Weaver October 30, 2017

Each year, the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) gathers with farmers market managers and partners who work to increase healthy food access through Michigan farmers markets. Join in these meetings to share the successes and challenges of these efforts and to learn what is on the horizon for food access initiatives at farmers markets in…