Category Archives: State News

“Food for All” One-day Summit, Nov. 13th

Allie Vrtachnik October 19, 2018

“Food for all. It’s a simple concept most of us among West Virginia’s hills agree with. No one should go hungry. That’s why the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy, the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition and other partners are holding a one-day food summit — “Food For All” — to gather those across…

Maine Federation of Farmers Markets Seeks ED

Liz Comiskey October 16, 2018

Position: Executive Director The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) seeks a visionary and committed leader to grow our organization. MFFM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to strengthening Maine farms, farmers, and farmers’ markets. We are the only statewide organization in Maine representing the interests of direct-to-consumer farmers and producers. MFFM provides support to Maine’s…

“There’s Work to Do”, Edible DC feature with Community Foodworks Hugo Mogollon

Allie Vrtachnik October 12, 2018

FMC’s Board President Hugo Mogollon sits down with Edible DC to talk Community Foodworks and food access, and the Market Share program. Read about it all in Edible DC’s feature. 

2018 Illinois Farm Bureau’s Live Local: Local & Regional Food Conference

Stephanie Fenty October 11, 2018

November 5-17, 2018 Bloomington, IL | DoubleTree by Hilton Register at www.ilfb.org/livelocal

New Orleans schools: Join Market Umbrella’s Meet Me at the Market program

Darlene Wolnik

Market Umbrella’s “Meet Me at the Market” program consists of a staff visit to the classroom with curriculum focused on local seasonality and nutrition, and then a field trip to the farmers market, with facilitated fun and educational activities. The NGO has funding through a USDA Farm to School grant to build/refurbish school gardens, train…

Oregon Farmers Market Association to hold Annual Meeting, Feb. 22, 2019

Allie Vrtachnik

The Oregon Farmers Markets Association will host the OFMA Annual Meeting on Friday, February 22rd, in Corvallis, Oregon; which will be followed by a Farmers Market Track on Saturday as part of the OSU Small Farms Conference.  Details will be posted on the OFMA Annual Meeting page when available.

Brighton Farmers Market gets $1M from state for new permanent location

Darlene Wolnik October 8, 2018

The 10-year-old farmers market will receive $1 million in state funding to aid the development of a new, permanent home for the market near Buckland Park, Brighton Town Supervisor Bill Moehle said Sunday. State Sen. Joseph Robach, R-Greece, and Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, D-Irondequoit, each secured $500,000 in capital funding for the project, Moehle said. Robach likened the new location…

Iowa Farmers Market Association Annual Conference

Emma Hansen October 2, 2018

IFMA annual conference will be held Saturday Feb 2 from 9-5 PM at Grace Lutheran Church  3010 52nd St.  Des Moines, IA.  More information will be released closer to the date of the event. Contact Barbara Ristau at barbr@iastate.edu with any questions.    

National Recreation and Park Association awarded a 2018 FMPP grant

Allie Vrtachnik September 26, 2018

Congratulations to the National Recreation and Park Association in Ashburn, VA, a recipient of a 2018 USDA FMPP grant! Recipient: National Recreation and Park Association, Ashburn, VA Project Type: Capacity Building Strengthening the Capacity of Local Parks and Recreation to Promote Access to Farmers Markets As trusted public spaces located in nearly every community across…

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Inc. awarded a 2018 FMPP grant

Allie Vrtachnik

Congratulations to the Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Inc., a 2018 USDA FMPP grant recipient! Recipient: Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Inc., Overland Park, KS Project Type: Community Development, Training, and Technical Assistance Building Direct Market Capacity for Refugee Farmers Wyandotte County, Kansas, consistently ranks at the bottom of counties in the state for health…