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Disaster Recovery for Market Communities

by. Dar Wolnik, FMC Senior Researcher, New Orleans LA Everyone is aware of the horror that has been unfolding in South Texas over the weekend and will continue and spread to SW Louisiana over the next few days. Here at Farmers Market Coalition, we are reaching out to our market partners in the area to…

FMC Live Chat: Farmers Markets Host Successful Visits by Public Officials

Renegotiation of the Farm Bill is in full swing and key federal programs that support farmers markets are on the line. One of the best ways to demonstrate the importance of farmers markets to decision makers, is to get them onsite to see the market firsthand. Before the season ends, invite your federal and state…

Moscow Farmers Market: Driving Local Economy

Home to the University of Idaho and less than 10 miles away from Washington University sits Moscow, Idaho. At its center, on Main Street in Friendship Square, the long established Moscow Farmers Market pops up every Saturday, May through October. This rural, northern Idaho city champions the market because it is at the heart of…

After Charlottesville

The events that took place in Charlottesville have the whole country asking questions about our history and the systems that have facilitated implicit and—increasingly—overt racism to persist. One thing is clear: we can and must do more to understand each other. I don’t pretend that farmers markets are the solution to the country’s divisions, but…

Market Square Farmers Market is Nourishing Knoxville

Market Square in Knoxville, Tennessee was created in 1854 when William Swan and Joseph Mabry donated land to the city with the hopes of a “curb market for farmers forever”. Within a decade of this land endowment, the market became a huge draw and two rows of buildings framed what is now modern-day Market Square.…

Meet Dottie and Dawn of 2 Old Broads Provisions

  Dottie Johnson and Dawn Law grew up city girls- though both had ties to farming early on. Dottie wanted to be a farmers since she was 10 (with the 6th grade bibliography to prove it), and the best parts of Dawn’s childhood summers were spent on her grandparents farm. Both ladies ventured into farming…

How was your National Farmers Market Week?

Ours was great! AND busy keeping up with all of the amazing media shared by markets and market advocates on all types of platforms. So far, we’ve counted over 2,000 shares and retweets of our posts; last week our staff had numerous interviews with media including mentions in Politico and USA Today. Food and farming…

Michigan Invests in Healthy Food Access Through Farmers Markets

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) and farmers markets across Michigan that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, also known as the SNAP Bridge Card have big a reason to celebrate! When Governor Snyder signed the 2018 fiscal year budget on July 14, the State of Michigan pledged support to help sustain and grow…

The Bismarck Farmers Market BisMarket Beet Bucks Jan Stankiewicz (Click here to view a .pdf version of the story below) Introduction of Market BisMarket is a farmers market in Bismarck, North Dakota. In its 5th season, the market recently implemented a SNAP incentives program. BisMarket provides access to a variety of locally grown, high-quality, farm-fresh products…

Durham Double Bucks Program Working to Change the City of Medicine into a Community of Health Two farmers’ markets – Durham Farmers’ Market and South Durham Farmers’ Market – collaborated to begin Double Bucks. This story features the larger and more established of the two markets, Durham Farmers’ Market. Before introducing Double Bucks, the markets…