New List-Serv Connects New England’s Farmers Markets

      Posted On: July 9, 2008

South Deerfield, MA — Farmers’ markets from all over New England are now able to communicate by email thanks to a new list-serv, the New England Farmers’ Market Exchange (NEFME) launched this week by Cooperative Development Institute (CDI).

“The response has been incredible,” says Lynda Brushett, CDI Senior Cooperative Development Specialist, “Markets are discussing everything from including craftspeople and artists in their markets to vendor insurance and liability issues, to bee control and more.”

This list-serv is a free, easy and convenient place to:

* Exchange ideas and resources
* Get and give advice
* Discuss issues
* Share challenges and successes
* Find out what other markets are doing
* Receive news about markets, workshops, publications
* And much more

The NEFME is a venue for finding new as well as tried and true ways markets, their sponsors and support organizations can help the region’s hundreds of markets and thousands of market vendors be even more successful.

For more information or to subscribe to the New England Farmers’ Market Exchange list-serv, please contact Laurie Siggillino Broussard at the Cooperative Development Institute: Tel. 413-665-1271 or toll free: 877-NE COOPS; Email:

Support for the list-serv comes from Northeast Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education as part of an initiative to strengthen farmers’ markets across the New England region. Other farmers’ market resources can be found at

CDI is in its fourteenth year of building a vibrant cooperative economy through the creation and support of successful, cooperatively structured businesses and networks in diverse communities across New England and New York. CDI also seeks to engage nationally to advance innovative cooperative economies.