Category Archives: National Farmers Market Week

Let’s Make National Farmers Market Week Local

Darlene Wolnik May 21, 2018

by Dar Wolnik | darlene@farmersmarketcoalition.org FMC Program Associate Allie Vrtachnik has been working closely with the USDA AMS team on materials and activities for 2018 National Farmers Market Week (NFMW), updating citations and graphics for markets and state associations, and organizing potential in-person market events for officials to attend during that week. The primary message for…

How was your National Farmers Market Week?

Darlene Wolnik August 15, 2017

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…

Annie Pettry

Stephanie Fenty April 12, 2017

Poster Contest Judge: Annie Pettry Chef Annie Pettry is known for developing soulful dishes that combine bright flavors with the best ingredients of the South and Appalachia. With an ingredient-driven mindset and adventurous palate, Pettry creates her own take on American cuisine at her warm Louisville restaurant Decca. A two-time Food & Wine “People’s Best…

Diana Rodgers

Stephanie Fenty April 11, 2017

Poster Contest Judge: Diana Rodgers Diana Rodgers, RD, LDN, NTP is a “real food” nutritionist and writer living on a working organic farm in Carlisle, Massachusetts. She runs a clinical nutrition practice, hosts the Sustainable Dish Podcast, and speaks internationally about human nutrition, sustainability, animal welfare and social justice. What do you love about farmers markets?…

Chef Jim Smith

Stephanie Fenty

Poster Contest Judge: Chef Jim Smith Jim Smith is the Executive Chef of the State of Alabama and Chairman of the Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission.  As the state chef, he has placed an emphasis on using the best local ingredients and has made strides to encourage support of local farmers and Alabama fishers. He uses…

Cain Credicott, Paleo Magazine

Stephanie Fenty

Diagnosed in 2008 with Celiac disease, Paleo Magazine’s founder Cain Credicott immediately took on a strict gluten-free diet, with the goal of healing his damaged gut. After months of frustration at not feeling better, he tried everything, including a gluten-free vegan diet. This resulted in more gut issues, a “soft” physique (bye-bye muscle mass, hello body…

Celebrating Farmers Markets in Louisiana

Liz Comiskey August 17, 2016

by Jen Cheek, Executive Director The Farmers Market Coalition joined the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) in Central Louisiana last week to officially kick off National Farmers Market Week.  Events included a roundtable discussion among key local agriculture players throughout the state, followed by a visit to the Inglewood Barn Harvest Market in Alexandria, Louisiana.…

Invite Your Elected Officials to the Farmers Market!

Jen O'Brien July 13, 2016

Elected officials will make the best policy decisions when they hear from you—the experts. Now’s the perfect time to invite them to visit your market during National Farmers Market Week (August 7-13th) to show off your market’s great work.[1] A market visit provides an opportunity to showcase the impact that your market has on the…

Why Farmers Market? Infographic

FMC July 28, 2015

In celebration of National Farmers Market Week, August 2-8, we are highlighting the many reasons why farmers markets are more than just a place to find fresh, local food. Across the country, evidence shows farmers markets are significantly improving the health and well-being of their community, economy, and environment. And as support for farmers markets continue to grow,…

It’s Official! View the 2015 National Farmers Market Week Proclamation

Jen O'Brien July 6, 2015

Secretary of the USDA, Tom Vilsack has officially designated August 2nd-8th National Farmers Market Week! Download and view the proclamation below. How will your market celebrate this year? Whatever you do, use FMC’s tools and templates to help promote your event! Click here for invitation and press release templates, farmers market talking points, social media…