Resource Library

Welcome to the Farmers Market Coalition Resource Library, an ever-growing database of resources for farmers market operators, organizations that support farmers markets, and  researchers. These resources were developed by a wide spectrum of organizations, agencies, and academic institutions, and we are grateful for the spirit of sharing which allows us to bring a variety of tools to your table in one searchable portal. We hope you find them useful and consider submitting resources of your own for the benefit of the farmers market community.

In addition to this resource library, FMC curates The Farm Direct Nutrition Incentives Guide Site, a comprehensive library of resources for the people who run SNAP/EBT and nutrition incentives at farmers markets, farm stands, CSAs and mobile markets. If you are looking for information related to SNAP and nutrition incentives, you’ll find some resources here, and many more at the Farm Direct Nutrition Incentive Library. Learn more and explore the site at farmdirectincentives.guide

 

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2022 Annual FMC Member Meeting

The 2022 Annual Member meeting took place on January 13, 2022 at 10am PT / 1pm ET on Zoom.

In this meeting, FMC staff presented an overview of the organization’s accomplishments and challenges through 2021 within the context of our five year strategic plan and shared our focus areas for the coming year.

Additionally, we introduced the candidates for the FMC board positions and opened voting for the elections. Board voting is open to active FMC members only and is open through February 4, 2022. Log in to renew your FMC membership or become a new member here!

Published January 19, 2022

State Funding through the Legislature for Farm Direct Nutrition Incentives

SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

The Farmers Market Coalition is proud to present our third practitioner paper. Written by Molly Notarianni of Oregon’s Farmers Market Fund and Elizabeth Borst of Virginia Fresh Match, this paper addresses the topic of state funding through the legislature for nutrition incentives. Acknowledging that GusNIP funding has provided a pathway for projects to grow, the authors argue from their own experience that seeking funding appropriations through their state legislatures may be a way for some organizations to mitigate the needs of state-wide networks as they rapidly scale. This Paper tells the stories of two such campaigns in Virginia and Oregon, and shares strategies developed through their processes. The authors’ goal is to help other nutrition incentive practitioners determine whether seeking state funding is the right choice for them at this time, and to orient practitioners toward the kinds of partnerships and information they will need to pursue in order to be ready.

By: Molly Notarianni and Elizabeth Borst Published January 07, 2022 Publisher Website Link to Resource Publication

How Social Media Can Help Promote Your Farmers Market 101

Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

A basic overview on social media as a promotional tool for farmers markets. For farmers market organizers new to social media, needing a refresher course, or looking for promotional support.

Published December 14, 2021 Publisher Website Other