Market Managers Fight for Community Food Access with Nutrition Incentive Programs

Ever since Cheryl Whilby became the Market Manager of Schenectady Greenmarket, her dream has been to increase the purchasing power for customers using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). COVID-19 added urgency to this mission and united the Schenectady, New York ...
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Raise Money and Build Community with Engaging Online Fundraising

This blog post is a follow up to our webinar with the same title. You can watch the webinar and see the slides here.  Happy National Farmers Market Week! While this year’s celebration may look and feel different than years past, ...
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Farmers Markets Are Essential—And So Are the Policy Relationships They Hold

*This post was originally published on National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition's blog on July 30th, 2020 in celebration of National Farmers Market Week* No matter how you look at it, 2020 has been a challenging and uncertain year to be in ...
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SDSPA: Celebrate National Farmers Market Week 2020

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week 2020 The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) joins farmers markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 2-8, 2020. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released a proclamation dedicating the ...
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July Policy Update and Call to Action

Coronavirus Relief In May the House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act. At that time, FMC began calling on our members to contact Senate offices and ask for support for farmers market operators as part of their relief package. While ...
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FMC Helps Farmers Markets Mitigate the Impacts of COVID-19

For all of us, life right now involves a mix of uncertainty, fear, hope and determination. For nearly six months, the world has been grappling with the affects of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. While this has upended nearly every aspect ...
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