FLAVORx Improves Health Perspective in Cape Cod

By Allie Vrtachnik, FMC Communications Staff | allie@farmersmarketcoalition.org Emerald Physician Services, in partnership with Sustainable CAPE, Orleans Farmers Market, and Cape Cod Healthcare aimed to do more than improve the health and well being of its 18 FLAVORx program participants. FLAVORx, an acronym for Farmers & Local Health Alliance for Vegetables & Fruit Prescription, was a […]

Victorian Farmers Markets – A Glimpse of Markets Down Under

Australia is a richly cultured country, wildly exciting with a promise of adventure spanning from its diverse wildlife on land and lush coastal waters. Our friends over at the Victorian Farmers’ Market Association reached out to us inquiring if they could be an internationally participating Guest Instagram market. Um, yes of course! This unique opportunity […]

Apply to Host the 2018 International PPS Public Markets Conference

By Dar Wolnik, FMC Senior Researcher darlene@farmersmarketcoalition.org Projects for Public Spaces (PPS) has released their Request for Interest (RFI) to host their popular public market conference in 2018. RFI Deadlines for hosting the event are fast approaching: – Letter of Interest – due February 17, 2017 – Full proposal invitation – March 10, 2017 – […]

FMC’s Newest Board Members

Brian Coppom Executive Director, Boulder County Farmers Markets Boulder, CO Number of years in the farmers market field: 3 My wife, three children and I are residents of Longmont, Colorado- a small and formerly-ag community outside of Boulder. My work history is primarily made up of working in small or entrepreneurial organizations in various roles. […]

Downtown Appleton Farmers Market: There’s magic in the market.

Wisconsin’s Appletonians look forward to the weekend happenings during their short, Midwestern summers. Lucky for them, Appleton’s downtown is lively, with music, art, and market winding through its core. The Performing Arts Center, five museums, first hydroelectric powered house, and Houdini’s home are all pulls to the city. Houdini may be long past, but there’s […]

Good News: Farmers Markets Transcend the Urban/Rural Divide

By: Alex Canepa, Education and Research Director, Farmers Market Coalition No matter how you voted on election day, chances are you’ve read a headline like this: “Election Highlights a Growing Rural/Urban Divide.” In all the post-election hubbub, media outlets from the New York Times to Fox News agreed on one thing—urban and rural Americans seem […]

Farmers Count: National Young Farmers Coalition Survey

The National Young Farmers Coalition is calling for participation in the 2017 NYFC survey. The previous 2011 survey informed citizens, policy makers, and advocates of pertinent information, resulting in new programs and policies around the nation. Participation will aid the organization to again establish and elevate the most impactful issues facing young farmers. No matter where you […]

How about a plan for January 20th and beyond?

By: Dar Wolnik, FMC Senior Researcher Every direct marketing farmer and outlet has to be prepared for the next years of work, no matter what political affiliation one has. The reality is that many of the food and farming programs that we have worked to expand over the last few years may disappear, or at […]

Prescott Farmers Market – “See your neighbors, meet your farmers, know your food.”

Situated in Yavapai County a mile high in the mountains of Arizona, between the central and southern Arizona desert and Northern Arizona’s Colorado Plateau, sits Prescott, Arizona. Home to 41,000, Prescott is located in a “transition zone” and is also home to piñon pine, ponderosa, and juniper. Prescott Farmers Market proudly serves Prescott, Chino Valley, […]

Market Manager Certification Programs

Market manager certificate programs offer curriculum establishing best practices while also polishing leadership, outreach, and funding skills. Through these programs, market managers broaden their professional credentials and take steps to personally impact future market funding and support. Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA), currently has open registration for its 2017 Market Manager Certificate Program. The 35 hours […]