Farmers Market Managers are Eager to Make Change: A Report on the Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit Community of Practice in 2022-23

By Nedra Deadwyler and Nina Budabin McQuown The Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit is a framework designed by Black food systems leaders for market managers to implement anti-racist practices throughout their farmers market community to improve experiences of Black, Indigenous, People ...
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First-ever Congressional Resolution Recognizing National Farmers Market Week

We are thrilled to announce that the week of August 6 - 12, 2023 has officially been designated as "National Farmers Market Week" through a first-ever congressional resolution recognizing the celebration, co-sponsored by Senator Padilla and Senator Ernst, with support ...
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FMC Welcomes Aboard Executive Director, Charisse McGill

In the midst of FMC's busy season ramping up for National Farmers Market Week (NFMW), Philly-based business owner and former market manager, Charisse McGill, steps up to take the reins as the organization's new Executive Director. Charisse' entry into the ...
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Urgent Action Needed: Support These Three Essential Bills to Fortify our Local Farms, Markets and Food System

This week offers a critical opportunity for you to advocate for a strong local food system, and we’re calling on you to help make it happen.  It's time to advocate for a robust local food system that supports our farmers, ...
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Sign-on Letter Supporting Reduction in Matching Funds in Local Farms and Food Act

In an effort to improve the recently introduced Local Farms and Food Act and to seek a reduction in Matching Funds required as part of the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) and the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) grants, FMC ...
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Beloved Community: Tips on Running a Juneteenth Event at your Farmers Market

By Nina Budabin McQuown and Sagdrina Jalal Last week, communities and farmers markets across the country honored Juneteenth—celebrating the emancipation of enslaved Black people in the American South in 1865. For this post, we talked with Sagdrina Jalal, lead consultant ...
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