Category Archives: National Farmers Market Week

Reflecting on National Farmers Market Week 2020

Hannah Fuller August 26, 2020

The 21st annual celebration of National Farmers Market Week took place August 2nd through 8th. Seeing the engagement of market operators and dedicated supporters throughout social media during the week made it clear from the start that this NFMW was a great success despite the historic challenges faced by farmers market operators nationwide due to…

Market Managers Fight for Community Food Access with Nutrition Incentive Programs

Stephanie Fenty August 5, 2020

Ever since Cheryl Whilby became the Market Manager of Schenectady Greenmarket, her dream has been to increase the purchasing power for customers using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). COVID-19 added urgency to this mission and united the Schenectady, New York community to find a solution to the challenge of keeping good food accessible to vulnerable…

Farmers Markets Are Essential—And So Are the Policy Relationships They Hold

Stephanie Fenty August 4, 2020

*This post was originally published on National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s blog on July 30th, 2020 in celebration of National Farmers Market Week* No matter how you look at it, 2020 has been a challenging and uncertain year to be in the farmers market business. The impacts of COVID-19 were felt hard and fast by farmers…

SDSPA: Celebrate National Farmers Market Week 2020

Diana Broadaway July 27, 2020

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week 2020 The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) joins farmers markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 2-8, 2020. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released a proclamation dedicating the week with the goal to increase awareness of the role local farmers markets play in…

Celebrating Resiliency this National Farmers Market Week

Hannah Fuller July 8, 2020

Coming up next month is the 21st annual celebration of National Farmers Market Week, August 2-8, 2020! Despite challenges never experienced before, the national farmers market community has showcased resilience in our rapidly changing world. Farmers markets have always been a hub for innovation, and farmers market operators are at the forefront of adapting rapid…

NFMW 2019: Celebrating Entrepreneurship at Farmers Markets

Stephanie Fenty August 4, 2019

This National Plant-Based Foods Company’s Best Launch Pad? The Farmer’s Market How Hodo went from farmers market favorite to national powerhouse National Farmers Market Week is finally here, and we are highlighting one of the many examples of entrepreneurs who started at farmers markets. Hodo is a perfect example of how farmers markets can stimulate…

Is your market ready for National Counting Week?

Darlene Wolnik July 3, 2019

Over the last decade, the Farmers Market Coalition has been building resources to help market operators and market partners trumpet the impacts made at the almost 9,000 locations across the U.S.  Using the annual CSA signup day as inspiration, FMC introduced the idea of National Counting Week (NCW) to its networks and markets to count…

Congrats to the Jamestown Public Market, winner of Farmspread’s NFMW Directory Contest!

Allie Vrtachnik August 15, 2018

New York’s Jamestown Public Market was just announced as the Farmspread NFMW Contest winner! By claiming the Jamerstown Public Market market profile on Farmspread and adding the market to the NFMW page directory, the market was entered into the NFMW contest and randomly selected as the recipient of one, free Farmspread season! Over 205 markets were represented on…

YOU made National Farmers Market Week a Success!

Allie Vrtachnik

  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…

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…