Category Archives: News

YOU made National Farmers Market Week a Success!

Allie Vrtachnik August 15, 2018

  Hi farmers market friends, This is Allie, FMC’s Program Associate and FMC National Farmers Market Week Coordinator. I’m pleased to share that the 19th annual NFMW was a huge success. Thank you for your hard work and participation! Markets across the country ran with FMC’s NFMW resources and materials, hosting events and garnering media attention for their…

National Farmers Market Week is a time for celebration – and an opportunity to support farmers

Honesta Romberger August 8, 2018

by Ben Feldman, FMC Policy Director | ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org This week is National Farmers Market Week — seven days dedicated to celebrating all the amazing things about farmers markets. And that list is long. Whether it’s improving farmer prosperity, jump-starting economic activity, creating jobs, or improving health, farmers markets do it all. While it may seem…

USDA Proclaims National Farmers Market Week

Honesta Romberger August 6, 2018

It’s now officially National Farmers Market Week! The USDA released the proclamation today, signed by Secretary Sonny Perdue. We hope you all have a wonderful week celebrating farmers markets and the important role they play to support local food, farmers, and prosperity!

Novo Dia Shutdown Update: Company Will Operate Through February 2019

Honesta Romberger August 3, 2018

Early last month, Novo Dia Group (the country’s largest provider of SNAP at farmers markets) announced it’s plans to go out of business, effectively terminating service to their customers. Last week, the State of New York and the Farmers Market Federation of New York announced an agreement with Novo Dia Group that would enable the company to continue…

Enter to win a free season to Farmspread!

Allie Vrtachnik July 24, 2018

To help celebrate National Farmers Market Week (NFMW), our partners at Farmspread are excited to giveaway one free activated season to a lucky farmers market. An activated season provides you access to the Farmspread’s comprehensive online platform for managing your market including: a fully configurable online vendor application auto invoicing to vendors for market fees a publicly searchable profile ability…

Novo Dia Group Shutdown *Info Page* Now Live

Honesta Romberger July 20, 2018

In response to the recent news regarding the shutdown of Novo Dia Group (NDG) – one of the largest providers of SNAP EBT payment processing equipment to farmers market and direct-marketing farmers in the county – FMC created an Info Page where impacted markets and farmers, as well as leaders and organizations keeping an eye on the issue…

New Information Regarding Novo Dia Group Shutdown

Honesta Romberger July 16, 2018

EDIT: this blog post (the information below the dotted line) was posted July 16, 2018. Since then, FMC published a ‘Novo Dia Group Shutdown Info Page’ where impacted markets and farmers, as well as leaders and organizations keeping an eye on the issue can go to find the latest news, updates, statements, FAQs, fundraisers, advocacy efforts, and…

St. Louis, Michigan to Proclaim National Farmers Market Week

Allie Vrtachnik July 13, 2018

by Allie Vrtachnik, FMC Program Associate | allie@farmersmarketcoalition.org Michigan’s St. Louis Farmers Market is getting the ball rolling for National Farmers Market Week (August 5-11) by securing a city-recognized proclamation! This will be the first time National Farmers Market Week is proclaimed in the city of St. Louis. As an FMC member, Market Manager Linda…

MarketLink Program To End Service By July 31st

Honesta Romberger July 9, 2018

by Ben Feldman, FMC Policy Director | ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org An article published today by the Washington Post concerns Novo Dia Group (NDG), an equipment provider that processes SNAP, EBT, WIC and FMNP purchases at farmers markets and farm stands nationwide. The article announces that NDG will go out of business July 31st, effectively ending their MarketLink…

Put Your Market on the Map for National Farmers Market Week

Honesta Romberger July 5, 2018

We’re teaming up with our friends at Farmspread to help markets celebrate National Farmers Market Week! Farmspread created a nationwide NFMW Directory Page that helps markets boost their visibility and plans for the annual event. Communities can use the directory to find a celebrating market near them, and learn more about their special activities, events, and more.…