Category Archives: News

Holly Springs Farmers Market: Connecting Farmers to Consumers

Dear FMC virtual market-goer, Greetings from Holly Springs Farmers Market! We’re taking over FMC’s Instagram this week to share with you a look into our market. The market is loved by our community, and for good reason!  As a new “visitor”, there are a few things you ought to know to fully appreciate the market that surrounds…

Massachusetts Campaigns for HIP Funds in the State’s 2019 Budget

Markets and Farmers across the state of Massachusetts are urging the House Committee on Ways and Means to include $6.2 million in its fiscal year 2019 budget for the Healthy Incentives Program. The program provides a dollar-for-dollar match for SNAP dollars spent on fruits and vegetables purchased at participating farmers markets, farm stands, mobile markets and community supported agriculture programs…

NEW Resource: Farmers Market Legal Toolkit

In partnership with the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School and NOFA-VT, FMC is excited to share the Farmers Market Legal Toolkit. Created with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the toolkit is a response to recurring questions from farmers market managers as they…

Board of Directors Election 2018 Slate of Candidates

Members of the Board of Directors are FMC member volunteers with demonstrated leadership experience in the field of farmers markets and local food, who support the FMC mission of strengthening farmers markets for the benefit of farmers, consumers, and communities. Please read the candidate biographies below and get ready to vote on February 11, 2018. Members…

San Diego Farmers Markets: “We work for food!”

Dear FMC virtual market-goer, Greetings from the San Diego Markets! We’re taking over FMC’s Instagram for the duration of two weeks to share with you a look into our three weekly farmers’ markets: Pacific Beach Tuesday Farmers’ Market, North Park Thursday Market, and the Little Italy Mercato, plus our educational InTents Conference (February 26-27, 2018) for…

Countryside Winter Farmers Market: Where Recreation Meets Agriculture

Ohio’s Countryside Conservancy’s main season and winter markets are situated in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, where agricultural activities date back over 2,000 years. The Countryside Initiative Program, established in 1999, enables farmers to lease within the park to reinvigorate and continue the lands’ rich agricultural history. Several of these farms and farms within 75 miles…

FMC Teams Up with Farmspread to Offer Integrated Market Management & Data Collection Tools

As part of our continuing efforts to provide our membership with the best resources for market managers and their vendors, FMC is excited to announce our first-ever official partnership with the vendor management website, Farmspread! What is Farmspread? Farmspread is a comprehensive and user-friendly market and vendor management tool. Market managers’ time is precious, and…

Woodland Park Farmers Market: Come for the Mountains, Stay for the Food

Woodland Park is a Colorado mountain town. Sitting at a lofty 8,400 ft beside Pikes Peak, known as ‘America’s Mountain’ for it’s mention in “America The Beautiful”, Woodland Park is natural playground of sorts with its many outdoor offerings. Woodland Park can be taken advantage of and enjoyed year round, and the same can be…

A Farewell Letter from Former FMC Board President, Bernadine Prince

  A Farewell Letter from Former FMC Board President, Bernadine Prince As I step down as president of the board of the Famers Market Coalition (FMC), I have reflected on the growth of FMC and the importance of its work on behalf of farmers markets and direct market farmers. In 2008, I was introduced to…

FMC Leadership Transitions

Bernadine Prince for has served on the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) Board of Directors for nearly 10 years, serving six of those years as President. FMC has flourished under her leadership, gratefully benefitting from her experience and expertise as a co-founder and director of DC’s incredible FRESHFARM Markets. Since retiring from FRESHFARM in the fall…