Call to Action: Urge Congress to Support the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Together, we can stand up for WIC FMNP and increased access to fresh produce nationwide! On Friday, the White House issued its FY2022 budget proposal, which signals the beginning of the Appropriations process. While setting funding levels belongs to Congress, ...
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Connection and Collaboration: Nutrition Incentive Hub 2021 National Convening Recap

By now, you’ve probably heard us talk about FMC’s role in the Nutrition Incentive Hub. A quick recap: FMC, Ecology Center and Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) make up the Farm Direct Team within the Nutrition Incentive Hub. We represent ...
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Becoming the Farmers Market Support Program

One of the chief goals of the FMC Strategic Plan that our stakeholders have prioritized is for FMC to Support FM Operators/Networks in Capacity-Building.* Another is to become an active anti-racist organization and ally. As a result of working towards ...
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Update from NIFA Regarding GusNIP Request for Applications Language

In response to feedback from Farmers Market Coalition and our partners, earlier this month USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) issued a revised Request For Applications (RFA) for the 2021 Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program. We greatly appreciate the ...
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InTents: The Farmers Market Conference – FMC Preview

As the weather starts to warm up and we head into spring, many farmers markets operators are wrapping up a season of learning through virtual conferences, meetings, and training. One of our favorite gatherings of farmers market operators and vendors ...
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Online SNAP at Markets: On the Horizon, not out of reach

Online SNAP: On the horizon, not out of reach.  In March 2020, the world went online. Restaurants, retailers, and farmers alike were suddenly asked to sell their products via pre-order, curbside pickup, “contactless” delivery, or any variation of the new ...
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