Category Archives: State News

PA Market Manager Workshops 2018

Join us for this day-long event to meet and hear from fellow market managers and educators to gain skills to enhance and improve your farmers market! Registration: https://extension.psu.edu/farmers-market-managers-conference March 9 – Chester County Economic Development Center, Exton March 16 – Spring Mills April 6 – at Slippery Rock

MIFMA’s Market Management Mentorship Program

Are you a market manager that has experience accepting SNAP? Are you passionate about food access and supporting fellow managers? Apply to become a mentor in the 2018 Market Manager Mentorship Program today! Certified participating mentors can earn up to 8 professional development hours toward re-certification. Learn more & apply: http://mifma.org/mentorship/  

2018 ILFMA Conference

Sowing New Horizons, Envisioning The Possibilities 03/14/2018 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Dream Hall, 51 S Grove St., Elgin IL 60120 Register Here ILFMA full-day statewide conference will be packed with informative and inspiring speakers, 4 diverse educational tracks (Market Managers, Market Vendors, Market Programs, and Market Presentations) targeted break-out sessions at all experience levels,…

WFMA Conference Presentations

Here are links to three of the presentations from this year’s 7th annual WFMA conference. Dusty Krikau’s “Tools for Social Media Posts” http://bit.ly/2EZCihE. Dar Wolnik’s “Identifying and Marketing to Core Shoppers (pdf)” and “Markets as Data Collectors (powerpoint)” http://bit.ly/2EnVVD3

2018 Ohio Farmers Market Conference

Please join us for the 9th annual Ohio Farmers’ Market Conference Producers: The Foundation of a Great Market This year’s conference will be held in Dublin once again, and back by popular demand is Vance Corum. Mr. Corum is a farmers’ market expert in organizing and development, and bestselling author of “The New Farmers’ Market.”…

Delaware Farmers’ Markets generate $3 million in sales

Delaware Farmers’ markets in 2017 generated more than $3 million in sales, the second highest season since the state began recording sales a decade ago. A total of 21 community-run markets contributed to the sales. “These numbers are a reflection of the positive relationship that Delaware residents and those visiting our state have with our family…

2018 PickTNConference 2/15-17

The PickTN Conference is to hosted in Chattanooga, an opportunity to grow your business and attend educational sessions, a tradeshow and network with Tennessee producers. For more information, check out the conference website.

MD Secretary of Ag response to Farm and Families Act

Recently, there has been some unfortunate misinformation spread about the Maryland Farms and Families Act that has sought to call into question the Hogan administration’s commitment to Maryland’s farming community. As secretary of the Maryland Department of Agriculture and a lifelong farmer, I can affirm that our administration is 100 percent committed to this vital…

New report: Stagnant, Saturated, or Ready to Surge? Strategic Marketing Investments for Vermont’s Direct to Consumer Markets

In an effort to understand the limitations of and opportunities for Vermont’s direct markets, NOFA-VT commissioned this report as part of a multifaceted project that includes research, technical assistance for direct marketers, and a statewide advertising campaign. e target audiences for this report are direct marketers and local food system advocates who want to better…

Manager Hire: Bernice Garden Farmers’ Market, Little Rock, AR

  The Bernice Garden Farmers’ Market is located in the historic South Main neighborhood just outside of downtown Little Rock, AR. The market is housed in the Bernice Garden, which is privately owned by Anita Davis. The Bernice Garden is a community space that allows visitors to enjoy native plants and art sculptures. The market…