Category Archives: State News

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…

Nevada mobile farmers market to make its way to Henderson

The Las Vegas Sun reports: “Dignity Health awarded a $99,500 community grant to bring Veggie Buck Truck, a mobile farmers market, to Henderson. The city, Three Square Food Bank, Southern Nevada Health District and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension are teaming up to help get residents to the garden. The Veggie Buck Truck will…

Minnesota’s Crookston Farmers Market awarded PoP Grant

The University of Minnesota Extension has awarded the Crookston Farmers Market a Power of Produce Grant. The PoP Club is a farmers market program that transforms children market participants through its incentive-based approach. When kids get involved in the program, they earn tokens to spend on fresh produce. Crookston joins the other 10 Minnesota markets…

Independence, KS approves $3.3 million Farmers Market Project

Independence, KS is making way for a farmers market project, made possible by grants and private funds. The project encompasses the building of an enclosed pavilion and a stand-alone, open air pavilion. The structures will permanently host the farmers market, and serve as an event space for other gatherings.   Find out more information via…

Maryland easements lighten the load for farmers

“Small farmers are having a tough time. … When you get those easements, it makes the load a little lighter,” Leon Price said. Rural Legacy easements essentially buy developers’ rights from the property owner, so the land can never be developed. https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/local/maryland-easements-lighten-the-load-for-farmers/article_86dd838c-0add-11e8-9ded-db2cb9e00d6a.html