Communities of Practice: Fostering Communication and Collaboration

Nurturing communities and the connections they foster is central to strengthening local and regional food systems. These communities may be formal or informal, large or small. We may not realize how many of these communities we participate in each day ...
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Webinars, Resources & TA: A Year of Highlighting Market Operators in the Nutrition Incentive Hub

As the new calendar year kicks off and the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) team begins working towards 2021 goals, it’s important to celebrate the foundational work and accomplishments made in 2020.  Last year brought many opportunities for farmers markets and ...
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COVID Package for Farmers Markets

In a flurry of activity at the end of the year, the federal government passed both a COVID relief package and the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations bill. While these activities were a long time in the coming, both include ...
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How Can FMC Help Markets Analyze This Year?

In 2020, many farmers market managers had to figure out a different staffing plan and find money in slashed budgets for traffic cones, new signs, and cleaning supplies. Amid all of that and more, they also responded to a number ...
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New Farmers Market Legal Toolkit Free Speech Resource

The team at Vermont Law School's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS), in partnership with FMC and NOFA-Vermont, is pleased to share a new legal resource for farmers market operators.   Many farmers markets face questions about free speech—in particular, ...
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Metrics and Beyond

As 2020 comes to a close, farmers market operators across the country are reflecting on a year like no other, reviewing their results, and attempting to use the lessons to plan for 2021. While the future remains uncertain in many ...
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