Category Archives: News

2023 Call for FMC Board Nominations

Mykalee McGowan November 25, 2022

FMC is currently soliciting nominees who are interested in running for a seat on the Board of Directors during the 2023 annual election. There are 4 seats available in the 2023 election. FMC’s volunteer Board of Directors consists of individuals with demonstrated leadership experience in the field of farmers markets or sustainable food systems, and…

Winter Reading for Market Managers

Mykalee McGowan November 10, 2022

Summer is definitely over–despite the last few green tomatoes hanging around on my drooping backyard vines–and many markets are slowing down for the season, closing up shop entirely, or moving into smaller or warmer digs for winter. The darker months ahead are a great time for lots of things: drinking hot beverages, cross-country skiing, avoiding…

Join the Anti-Racist Farmers Market Community of Practice

Mykalee McGowan September 30, 2022

Farmers market operators, are you looking for support in transforming your market into a place of belonging for community members of color? Apply to the Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit Community of Practice! Join Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) and creators of the Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit for a 6-month deep dive on applying anti-racist principles to…

Summer Advocacy Rundown 2022

Hannah Fuller September 26, 2022

It’s been a busy summer at the Farmers Market Coalition! Not only did we celebrate National Farmers Market Week and break all of the previous year’s records for overall engagement, but we’ve also been advocating all summer for our 2022 Policy Priorities. We started out by updating our policy priorities to reflect the feedback from…

2022 Farmers Market SNAP-EBT Technology Survey

Hannah Fuller September 12, 2022

FMC invites markets across the US to fill out our Farmers Market SNAP and Incentives technology survey.  EBT Processing Technology. We know it sees the best of us and the worst of us. With your help in filling out this survey, together we’ll learn about your market’s relationship with EBT and incentives technology. This survey…

Using Data to Attract Market Shoppers

Ellie Wong August 18, 2022

Last week, we announced the winners of the 2022 National Farmers Market Poster Contest. Now, we’d like to delve a little deeper into how our staff judged the poster submissions, using the metrics category as a case study. All the posters in this category aimed to present data in an accessible manner in order to…

FMC Commends Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Ellie Wong

On Friday, the Office of Marcy Kaptur (OH) released the updated Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program bill called the Farmers Market and Food Bank Local Revitalization Act of 2022. The proposed legislation is intended to increase and enhance funding for Senior and Women, Infants, and Children Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (SFMNP and WIC FMNP) to…

Record Number of Communities Proclaim Farmers Market Week 2022

Hannah Fuller August 15, 2022

Earlier in July, the U.S Department of Agriculture proclaimed the first full week of August as National Farmers Market Week for the 23rd year in a row! FMC celebrated with hundreds of other farmers markets and food based organizations across the country. We shared stories of incredible markets across the country, held webinars on a…

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…

Profile: Downtown Appleton Farm Market

Mykalee McGowan August 5, 2022

For #FarmersMarketWeek, we are featuring a few amazing markets across the nation that are doing impactful work in their communities. Today, we are featuring Downtown Appleton Farm Market in Appleton, WI. 1. What is the mission of your market?  ADI’s mission is to make Downtown Appleton a vibrant and accessible destination for business, learning, living,…