Category Archives: News

Seeking Short Videos for National Farmers Market Week Project

Mykalee McGowan July 1, 2022

Farmers Market Coalition and Mother Earth News are collaborating to make a short video for Nation Farmers Market Week. We are looking for short clips of market operators answering the question, what makes your farmers market special? If you are interested in participating, here are a few more details below. Video must be 10-20 seconds…

Celebrating All of US

Mykalee McGowan June 28, 2022

June is Pride Month and across the world lesbian, gay, transgender, gender fluid, intersex, queer, and folks of various gender identities and sexual preferences celebrate our freedom to be who we are. I’m going to use the term “queer” to reflect my best effort to include all of us.  June is also the month of…

WIC FMNP Advocacy Update: Summer 2022

Mykalee McGowan May 23, 2022

Part of the job of Congress is to pass a budget and appropriate funds to carry out the work of the government. While the fiscal year begins October 1, the annual appropriations cycle is a lengthy one. As part of the process, members of Congress use what are known as “Dear Colleague Letters” to demonstrate…

Creating Size Inclusive Farmers Markets

Mykalee McGowan May 9, 2022

If you attended the Nutrition Incentive Hub Convening, then you probably know that Ragen Chastain’s presentation, “​​Combating Anti-Fat Bias in Nutrition Incentive Work,” was a show-stopper. You can still view the presentation here if you didn’t catch it at the time! Meanwhile, we asked Ragen to write about how farmers market operators can address anti-fat…

Welcome, New FMC Board Members

Mykalee McGowan March 16, 2022

Spring is a time of growth and change, and every spring FMC’s Board of Directors holds elections and gets ready for the busy year to come. This year, we welcome 3 new members, 2 re-elected members, and a new slate of officers to our board of directors.  Before announcing the new board of directors, we…

What’s Up for 2022

Mykalee McGowan February 16, 2022

Many of you have noticed and commented approvingly on the expansion of the FMC team in the last year. We now have 10 team members which will expand to 12 in 2022 — so keep an eye out for job announcements this spring. Also, anyone interested in providing curated, short-term contracted training to market leaders…

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…