Did you know?

      Posted On: December 13, 2012

Did you know that Greenmarkets in the Bronx and Queens were open for business less than a week after Super Storm Sandy hit New York?

Local farmers were out providing fresh, nutritious food to their communities at the time when it was most needed. On top of that, while grocery stores were flooded and 5.2 million people were without power, farmers markets were able to accept debit, credit and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits because the vendors were equipped with mobile Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) systems.

The resiliency demonstrated by these markets is a testament to the integral role that farmers markets play in community food security, and to the strength of New York’s network of farmers, market managers and volunteers.

Help FMC support organizations like GrowNYC’s Greenmarkets, who are working to build resilient food systems for communities across the country. Your tax deductable donation will allow us to keep markets informed of regulatory changes (through our resource library, monthly webinars, and newsletters), connected with market managers working on similar issues (through our listserv and state leadership calls), and represented in public policy issues that affect markets and farmers (through advisory roles with government agencies and targeted research efforts). 

Through the end of the year, donors pledging $50 or more will be entered into a raffle to win a display tent and accessories from Canopies by Fred—a $515 value! Could your favorite market use a beautiful new tent?

And as a special gift this week, we’re also offering a handy Farmers Market notepad
from KnockKnock to donors pledging $35 or more. Each smartly designed pad contains
60 pages of checklists to help make the most of your next trip to the market.

We cannot thank you enough for supporting our efforts to build strong, sustainable farmers markets throughout the U.S.

With great appreciation,
The Farmers Market Coalition