Summer Advocacy Rundown 2022

Hannah Fuller September 26, 2022

It’s been a busy summer at the Farmers Market Coalition! Not only did we celebrate National Farmers Market Week and break all of the previous year’s records for overall engagement, but we’ve also been advocating all summer for our 2022 Policy Priorities. We started out by updating our policy priorities to reflect the feedback from…

2022 Farmers Market SNAP-EBT Technology Survey

Hannah Fuller September 12, 2022

FMC invites markets across the US to fill out our Farmers Market SNAP and Incentives technology survey.  EBT Processing Technology. We know it sees the best of us and the worst of us. With your help in filling out this survey, together we’ll learn about your market’s relationship with EBT and incentives technology. This survey…

Using Data to Attract Market Shoppers

Ellie Wong August 18, 2022

Last week, we announced the winners of the 2022 National Farmers Market Poster Contest. Now, we’d like to delve a little deeper into how our staff judged the poster submissions, using the metrics category as a case study. All the posters in this category aimed to present data in an accessible manner in order to…

FMC Commends Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Ellie Wong

On Friday, the Office of Marcy Kaptur (OH) released the updated Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program bill called the Farmers Market and Food Bank Local Revitalization Act of 2022. The proposed legislation is intended to increase and enhance funding for Senior and Women, Infants, and Children Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (SFMNP and WIC FMNP) to…

Record Number of Communities Proclaim Farmers Market Week 2022

Hannah Fuller August 15, 2022

Earlier in July, the U.S Department of Agriculture proclaimed the first full week of August as National Farmers Market Week for the 23rd year in a row! FMC celebrated with hundreds of other farmers markets and food based organizations across the country. We shared stories of incredible markets across the country, held webinars on a…

2022 FMC Updated Policy Priorities

Ellie Wong August 11, 2022

With National Farmers Market Week upon us, we wanted to share our updated policy priorities. We are actively advocating for farmers markets and revising our priorities from the beginning of the year based on input from market managers about challenges they have experienced, analysis from FMC staff, and feedback from our contacts at USDA and…

2022 National Poster Contest Winners

Ellie Wong August 8, 2022

The Farmers Market Coalition and Farm Aid are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 National Farmers Market Poster Contest. After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we’re thrilled to bring back this annual contest celebrating the creativity and diversity of America’s farmers markets by showcasing market posters on a national level. We…

Profile: Downtown Appleton Farm Market

Mykalee McGowan August 5, 2022

For #FarmersMarketWeek, we are featuring a few amazing markets across the nation that are doing impactful work in their communities. Today, we are featuring Downtown Appleton Farm Market in Appleton, WI. 1. What is the mission of your market?  ADI’s mission is to make Downtown Appleton a vibrant and accessible destination for business, learning, living,…

Profile: Jamestown Public Market

Mykalee McGowan

For #FarmersMarketWeek, we are featuring a few amazing markets across the nation that are doing impactful work in their communities. Today, we are featuring Jamestown Public Market in Jamestown, NY. 1. What is the mission of your market?   Our mission is to build the city of Jamestown’s local food system through the promotion of…

Profile: Jefferson County Farmers Markets

Mykalee McGowan

For #FarmersMarketWeek, we are featuring a few amazing markets across the nation that are doing impactful work in their communities. Next up is Jefferson County Farmers Markets in Washington. 1. What is the mission of your market? The Jefferson County Farmers Markets (JCFM) support local farmers and artisans with vibrant marketplaces that cultivate community and…