MIFMA and SBAM Partner to Provide Michigan Farmers and Farmers Markets with Greater Access to SBAM Benefits

EAST LANSING, MICH – Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) members can now join the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) at a reduced rate and take advantage of SBAM’s “P.O.W.E.R. Suite” of products and services, including Blue Cross Blue Shield ...
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trans•act 2008 Launches in Los Angeles and New Orleans

Partnering with marketumbrella.org, FMC Fellow Michael Rosenkrantz begins trans•act research in Los Angeles on June 2nd. Follow the project's steps to finalize a social capital measurement tool for farmers markets, the Neighborhood Exchange Evalution Device (NEED), at the trans•act web site.  Learn about ...
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FMC Welcomes trans•act Fellows

The Farmers Market Coalition, together with marketumbrella.org, is proud to announce the launching of Summer 2008's trans•act project, sited in Los Angeles and New Orleans. FMC is sponsoring a fellowship in L.A. to lead the Neighborhood Exchange Evaluation Device (NEED) ...
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FDA Solicits Comments on Nutrition Programs

USDA's Food & Nutrition Service is currently taking comments on 2009 Reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Programs, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Comments are due October 15, ...
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Farm Bill Passes, Includes $33 Million for FMPP

After traversing a long, circuitous route, including an override of the Presidential veto, the Farm Bill has finally passed, just ahead of the holiday weekend. FMC was among 1,054 organizations signing a letter in support of this override. See below ...
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Job Announcement—Executive Director of Portland Farmers Market

The mission of the Portland Farmers Market is to support our region's farms by connecting local food producers directly to consumers, strengthening urban-rural community bonds, and educating the general public on the benefits of eating locally produced food. Job Description ...
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