Discover Market Fresh : Apply for Nationwide Food Preservation Education Program

By: Elizabeth Comiskey       Posted On: May 27, 2015

DMF-FMC-Food-Saver-combined-logosWe are pleased to again partner with Jarden Consumer Solutions as we celebrate the fifth year helping Farmers Market Coalition members educate communities on the benefits of buying, storing and sharing locally grown and sourced food. Nearly a quarter of a million people have participated in the food preservation education program over the past four years; let’s keep the momentum going as we grow Discover You Can into Discover Market Fresh!

Food Preservation Education Opportunity – Discover Market Fresh: Learn, Make, Share℠

Discover Market Fresh: Learn, Make, Share℠ food preservation education program engages farmers market visitors in exciting ways by not only teaching them how to vacuum seal fresh food, but by also creating an educational and rewarding community experience. Participants learn how to vacuum seal food and make favorite recipes so they may share the fun of food preservation with others and enjoy the tastes of summer and seasonal foods throughout the year.

The 30 selected farmers market organizations will have the opportunity to host food preservation demonstrations and events, teaching their community the benefits of buying and preserving local produce, meats, breads and cheeses.

The selected farmers market organizations will receive the following:

  • FoodSaver® vacuum-sealing system and supplies starter kit
  • $900 in funding
  • Signage to help fulfill education mission

Apply Now: Help Build Stronger Relationships Between Farmers and Neighbors

If you are interested in participating in this program, click here to complete the application by Sunday June 14, 2015.  Please contact Amber Meairs at or (312) 242-4723 with any questions.

Select farmers markets will be announced the week of June 22, 2015 and welcome kits will be mailed thereafter. Programming will run at the selected farmers markets from July through the end of September.

Apply now. Help your community discover market fresh, and learn how to make and share “from farm-to-table” experiences.