USDA Farmers Market, Local and Regional Food Systems Grants Announced

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced this week that it has awarded $27 million in grant funding through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) and $9.3 million in grant funding through the ...
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Hitching Your Market’s Wagon to a Star

This post was originally published on Darlene Wolnik’s Helping Public Markets Grow Blog. This blog was originally created during the period that our Training & Technical Assistance Director was working as an independent consultant to markets and to FMC. The ...
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Inspire Civic Engagement at the Farmers Market

In the wake of the passing of the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we hope that all Americans will mourn the passing of a historic member of our Supreme Court and be motivated to actively engage in our political process. These ...
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Disaster Preparation and Recovery: Farmers Markets

Learn what you need to know about markets and disasters on our Disaster Resources for Markets and Farms page.  Climate change is predicted to bring more frequent and extreme weather events to all parts of the world. This summer we ...
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Drive-Thru Markets: Innovation to Keep Communities Safe

Market leaders are familiar with daily crisis control, but when the crisis is a global pandemic, the resilience and innovation of farmers market operators is vital. One way markets have adapted to COVID-19 has been by implementing drive-thru and curbside ...
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Technology and Farm Direct Channels: Solving Problems

Of all the definitions for technology out there, the one I like the most is “knowledge put into practical use to solve problems or invent useful tools.” In my experience fighting for a regional-based food network, the problems our food ...
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