USDA Announces Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program

Updated: 9/23/2021 Earlier this month the USDA announced it will publish a Request for Applications in early October for two new grant programs - the Pandemic Response and Safety Grant program and the Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant program ...
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Reflecting on National Farmers Market Week 2021

The 22nd Annual National Farmers Market Week took place August 1st through 7th. After some time crunching the numbers, the FMC team is delighted to report that NFMW 2021 was a great success and vibrant celebration of farmers market operators ...
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Lessons in Process: What we’ve learned supporting the development of an Anti-racist Toolkit for Farmers Markets

Since January, FMC has been supporting a work group of 10 Black food systems experts to develop an anti-racist toolkit for farmers markets. Led by Sagdrina Jalal (Lead Technical Advisor/Facilitator) and Nedra Deadwyler (Lead Researcher & Content Builder), this work ...
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Local Communities Around the Country Proclaim Farmers Market Week

Every year the US Department of Agriculture proclaims National Farmers Market Week the first week of August. Starting a few years ago, FMC started providing a proclamation template for states, counties and cities to proclaim Farmers Market Week in their ...
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Resolve Conflict at Farmers Markets

Conflict is an inherent part of life and can often bring about good change. Having the skills to resolve conflict is an essential part of a successful life, especially as a farmers market manager. In the field of the farmers ...
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Top 5 Farmers Market References in Popular TV Shows

1. Parks and Recreation, Season 6 Episode 12 I love this episode because it feels like it could have been written by someone who’s spent a lot of time at farmers markets. Leslie Knope must have borrowed from FMC talking ...
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