Becoming the Farmers Market Support Program

One of the chief goals of the FMC Strategic Plan that our stakeholders prioritized is for FMC to Support FM Operators/Networks in Capacity-Building.* Another is to become an active anti-racist organization and ally.  As a result of working towards these ...
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Update from NIFA Regarding GusNIP Request for Applications Language

In response to feedback from Farmers Market Coalition and our partners, earlier this month USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) issued a revised Request For Applications (RFA) for the 2021 Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program. We greatly appreciate the ...
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InTents: The Farmers Market Conference – FMC Preview

As the weather starts to warm up and we head into spring, many farmers markets operators are wrapping up a season of learning through virtual conferences, meetings, and training. One of our favorite gatherings of farmers market operators and vendors ...
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Online SNAP at Markets: On the Horizon, not out of reach

Online SNAP: On the horizon, not out of reach.  In March 2020, the world went online. Restaurants, retailers, and farmers alike were suddenly asked to sell their products via pre-order, curbside pickup, “contactless” delivery, or any variation of the new ...
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February Policy Round Up

Farmers Market Coalition recently helped to lead a sign-on letter to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture regarding a very concerning change to the Request for Applications for the current round of funding through the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive ...
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Beyond Equity Statements: Black food leaders building an anti-racist toolkit for farmers markets

Farmers markets have benefited from the reputation of being inherently good for people, communities, and economies. It’s easy to frame markets in this positive light. A farmers market search will bring up images of outdoor markets with smiling shoppers connecting ...
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