The Challenge of Indoor Market Operations During a Pandemic

In the Fall of 2020, Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) brought together a small group of winter market operators into a Community of Practice (CoP). That group was faced with the daunting challenge of trying to operate their usual indoor market ...
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InTents 2021: FMC’s Intentional Presentations

Farmers Market Coalition is always excited to connect with fellow farmers market enthusiasts. Recently, FMC had the opportunity to partner with Farmers Market Pros and present at InTents: the Farmers Market Conference 2021, connecting with market operators, managers, advocates, and ...
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Climate Change and Farmers Markets

Earth Day has a way of making us reflect on the environment, climate change, and our personal relationship to the natural world around us. At FMC, we’re taking time to reflect on our work and the role farmers markets play ...
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Advocating for Local Solutions

While accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at your farmers market is a great first step towards increasing community participation, many market operators find there  may be barriers to accessing the necessary equipment to do so. Because SNAP Benefits ...
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Call to Action: Urge Congress to Support the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Together, we can stand up for WIC FMNP and increased access to fresh produce nationwide! On Friday, the White House issued its FY2022 budget proposal, which signals the beginning of the Appropriations process. While setting funding levels belongs to Congress, ...
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Connection and Collaboration: Nutrition Incentive Hub 2021 National Convening Recap

By now, you’ve probably heard us talk about FMC’s role in the Nutrition Incentive Hub. A quick recap: FMC, Ecology Center and Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) make up the Farm Direct Team within the Nutrition Incentive Hub. We represent ...
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