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The Southern SAWG Annual Conference in Chattanooga January 17-20, 2018

The Southern SAWG Annual Conference is well-known for providing the practical tools and solutions you need at our annual conference. It is the must-attend event for those serious about sustainable and organic farming and creating more vibrant community food systems! This popular event draws over 1,200 farmers and local food advocates from across the nation each year. We…

Louisiana Women in Agriculture Conference February 22-23, 2018

Of the over 26,000 farms in Louisiana, 3,500 of them are primarily operated by women.   The 2018 conference is being held in Alexandria, Louisiana on February 22nd – 23rd, 2018 and is LIMITED TO 300  Location: Holiday Inn Downtown Alexandria (Special room rates available if reserved up to 30 days before event) We will “Kick-Off” the conference…

USDA Announces Grants to Enable More Farmers Markets to Serve Low-Income Families

USDA Office of Communications released this bulletin on 05/05/2015 SNAP Recipients Can Now Purchase Fresh Fruit, Vegetables at More Than 6,200 Farmers Markets and Direct Marketing Farms WASHINGTON, May 5, 2015 – Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Under Secretary Kevin Concannon today announced the availability of up to $3.3 million in competitive funding to support…

Approved Applicant Guide

FMC’s Free SNAP EBT Equipment Program Approved Applicant Guide provides important information on selecting and securing SNAP EBT equipment and service. The guide contains the following sections: 1. Understanding the Terms & Variables; 2. Assessing Your Equipment & Service Needs; 3. Comparing Participating Service Providers; 4. Securing Equipment & Service; and 5. Reporting Requirements. Other important…

Fix the Food Safety Modernization Act: Round 2

In September, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released reproposed sections of major new food safety regulations that were originally proposed in January 2013. The rules are part of FDA’s implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law in 2011. The goal of FSMA is to focus food safety measures…

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We are looking forward to the upcoming webinar series. These webinars are free for Farmers Market Coalition members. When we confirm your membership, gotowebinar will send you the attendee confirmation email. If you would like to become a member to access all of our webinars and member benefits, join today! (Click Here)      

FMC Celebrates National Farmers Market Week in DC

On Sunday, August 3, the Farmers Market Coalition kicked-off National Farmers Market Week by revealing and displaying the winners of our 2014 Poster Contest at the Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market. One-hundred and sixty- four posters were entered into the national contest, showcasing the amazing work of farmers markets across the country, and creating a significant challenge…

FMC Poster Contest Winners!

Happy National Farmers Market Week! To kick-off the celebration, FMC is excited to announce the winners of the first-ever FMC Poster Contest. Over the past month we’ve received more than 160 farmers market posters from across the country, each highlighting the unique flavors, farms and events of their regions. Market posters are not only promoting a…

Collaborating for Farmers Market Research in Washington State

by Colleen Donovan, Washington State University Small Farms Program Researching farmers markets can be challenging, especially given their “bottom-up” histories which typically include under-funded organizations, incomplete archives, inconsistent data collection, and multiple definitions for the same terms. In Washington State, market managers, farmers, the Washington State Farmers Market Association (WSFMA), the state department of agriculture,…