Researchers, USDA, and Local Food Networks Explore Impact of COVID-19 on Local and Regional Food Systems

In the late spring of 2020, FMC joined a collaborative project led by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and the University of Kentucky, which included 16 other local food system communities of practice and network leaders. The year-long “Local ...
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Marketing Tips for an Ever Changing Marketplace: increase sales, foot traffic and repeat customers

Summer is now upon us, and we’re in the full swing of the farmers market season. All of the happy and excited faces of customers are walking from booth to booth to pick their favorite, fresh local produce, eggs and ...
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WIC FMNP Advocacy Update Summer 2021

Earlier this year, the Farmers Market Coalition called on our members and broader farmers market community to ask their Members of Congress to sign on in support of an increase in funding to the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) ...
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The 2021 National Farmers Market Week Toolkit is Here!

National Farmers Market Week (NFMW) is our favorite celebration of the year here at FMC. The past year has been quite the haul for farmers market operators, and we're thrilled to celebrate the resilience of our farmers markets nationally, and ...
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Adding Incentives to Your Market

In a 2019 article for the American Journal of Health Promotion, researcher Dr. Darcy Freedman identified six factors correlated with the increased use of SNAP at farmers markets. Of these, by far the highest increase came from additional incentives. Freedman ...
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Announcing Support for Farmers Markets Applying for FMPP Grants

**REMINDER: This year the timeframe for applying to the USDA AMS FMLFPP funding has been shortened to 45 days with applications being accepted now through June 21, 2021.**   As FMLFPP season gets into full swing, Farmers Market Coalition will be ...
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