Markets. Farmers. Customers. Leaders. We are FMC!

      Posted On: June 13, 2018

When farm bill discussions began earlier this year, we sent FMC members to Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of small farmers and farmers markets. And when the harmful House farm bill was voted down last month, it was phone calls and emails to legislators from FMC members who helped make that happen.

From fighting for a fair farm bill (we celebrated a BIG win for farmers markets in the Senate last week!), to preparing for National Farmers Market Week, to planning our first national conference, FMC has had quite a year so far. As we enter into the second half of 2018, we want to thank everyone who has supported our work, and invite those who want a part in the action to become an FMC member today!

Without question, an FMC membership comes with some pretty great perks, including access to exclusive resources and programs, special discounts, weekly news updates, funding alerts, action opportunities, and more.

But it’s bigger than that.

It’s a chance to join thousands of other like-minded individuals working together to improve our local food system, and to add your name or organization to a growing list of advocates fighting for the future of direct-marketing farmers.

Most importantly, your membership increases our strength; it empowers FMC as a voice for farmers markets at the state and federal level, ensuring the priorities and concerns of our constituents are heard loud and clear.

Because of our members, we’ve achieved some important victories for farmers markets this year, but there’s still a lot of work to do. Make us stronger by joining our effort today. Together, we can stand up for America’s farmers markets!

Jen Cheek
Executive Director, Farmers Market Coalition

FMC members include farmers, farmers markets, customers, organizations, businesses, research institutions and others. Meet some of our members: the farmers and markets we’re fighting for!