Category Archives: News

Spotlight on St. Augustine Ampitheatre Farmers Market

Allie Vrtachnik March 16, 2018

Dear FMC virtual market-goer, Greetings from the St. Augustine Amphitheatre 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…

The What and Why of the Farmers Market Legal Toolkit, Part 2: SNAP/EBT Implementation

Darlene Wolnik March 12, 2018

By Darlene Wolnik, FMC Senior Researcher | darlene@farmersmarketcoalition.org In partnership with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, and the Farmers Market Coalition, the Farmers Market Legal Toolkit was developed for market leaders looking for legal tools and resources to help them build resilient farmers markets in their…

USDA Announces Funding for FMPP, LFPP, & SCBGP Grants

Honesta Romberger March 8, 2018

Get the details in the full USDA press release below: March 7, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced nearly $89 million in available funding to support specialty crop growers, strengthen local and regional food systems, and explore new market opportunities for farmers and ranchers. USDA helps fund projects that…

The What and Why of the Farmers Market Legal Toolkit, Part 1: Governance

Darlene Wolnik March 5, 2018

By Darlene Wolnik, FMC Senior Researcher | darlene@farmermarketcoalition.org In partnership with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, and the Farmers Market Coalition, the Farmers Market Legal Toolkit was developed for market leaders looking for legal tools and resources to help them build resilient farmers markets in their…

Meet Community Farmers Market of Bowling Green, Kentucky

Allie Vrtachnik February 28, 2018

Dear FMC virtual market-goer, Greetings from the Community Farmers Market in Bowling Green! 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…

Welcome, New FMC Board Members!

Honesta Romberger February 19, 2018

FMC is pleased to welcome seven new additions to the Board of Directors. This year, the election resulted in a tie for the sixth spot, and since FMC’s bylaws permit adding seven members, the Board decided to include both candidates. Our new Directors are: Adrienne Akers, Kokomo Downtown Farmers Market, IN (photo 1) Corey Chatman, Experimental…

The Dallas Farmers Market: Cultivating Life

Allie Vrtachnik February 15, 2018

Dear FMC virtual market-goer, Greetings from The Dallas 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…

President’s 2019 FY Budget Proposal: Bad News for Farmers Markets

Honesta Romberger February 13, 2018

by Ben Feldman, FMC Policy Specialist | ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org Released Monday, the President’s budget proposal contains little good news for farmers markets. In addition to massive cuts to SNAP, the proposal zeroes funding for the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program, the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program, and Farmers Market Promotion Program. Taken together, the proposed budget…

Why farmers markets and federal programs that support them are vital to our ranch

Honesta Romberger

by Amy Greer, owner and operator of Winters Family Beef and Farmer Fly-In Project participant In 2008 my dad gave his children a choice: take up the family ranching business or risk losing the Winters-Wall Ranch, located outside of Brady, Texas. Our family has been ranching the land since 1875, a year before McCulloch County was…

Democracy in Action: Highlights from the Farmer Fly-In Project

Honesta Romberger February 9, 2018

by Ben Feldman, FMC Policy Specialist | ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org Last week was the culmination of months of planning for the Farmer Fly-In Project. Thanks to your donations, and despite a wild week in D.C., we were able to bring six farmers and one market manager to meet with legislators on Capitol Hill about the importance of…