Each market is a unique expression of its local producers and community. However, many of the issues that market managers face are universal. FMC provides a network of support, where ideas and issues are discussed, and best practices shared.
FMC represents 3,500 markets, and maintains an active listserv of more than 1,000 subscribers. The listserv facilitates peer to peer exchange of market management best practices, funding opportunities and regulatory changes. FMC also works closely with state and regional leaders to build the capacity of state farmers market associations.
Through a network of peer experts, FMC fosters leadership and excellence by offering direct assistance to market managers and community partners; helping organizations research and analyze local, regional, and national farmers market impacts; and conducting presentations and workshops at conferences across the country […] Read more
State farmers market associations play an extremely important role in building the capacity of farmers markets across the country. Regulations, licensing vary state to state, so having a state organization to help with these issues, and support other state-specific needs is important to the growth of markets. FMC works to build, support and supply state associations with the information they need. […] Read more
A vibrant marketplace of shared ideas and solutions to common (and unusual!) farmers market challenges, the FMC listserv is a go-to resource for market managers to share and learn with their peers from around the country.[…] Read more
Looking to find or publicize market manager or farmer training opportunities? FMC members can search or post conference and workshops in their regions on FMC’s event calendar […] Read more
A monthly conference call serving to bridge the knowledge gap between government nutritional programs and farmers markets. […] Read more