Growing Your Grassroots

The data that FMC has collected over the past decade and a half indicate what many suspect: farmers markets are important staples in our communities. Not only a place to buy fresh local produce, farmers markets serve as a place ...
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Ask the Senate to Provide Relief to Farmers Market Operators

Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives introduced the latest and largest of its COVID-19 relief package, expected to pass the chamber later this week. The $3 trillion bill includes support for food and agriculture programs, but could have done more ...
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/ / COVID-19, Policy

Farmers Markets Across Nation Face Potential Economic Crisis From COVID-19

A version of this piece was published in Civil Eats in May 2020. Across the country, farmers markets operators--the organizations and individuals who plan, coordinate, and run America’s farmers markets, are engaging in herculean efforts to protect their communities from ...
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/ / COVID-19, News

Senate Stimulus Bill Extends $9.5 Billion Lifeline to Local Food Economy

Farmers Market Coalition urges swift movement in the House to keep national farm and food system strong Washington, D.C., March 25, 2020 – After an all-night negotiation, the Senate today passed a two trillion-dollar stimulus package; the third COVID-19 stimulus ...
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/ / News

Farmers Markets Respond to COVID-19 — Best Practices, Examples, and Resources

Take our latest COVID-19 Economic Impacts Survey here: If a PDF version would be easier to submit, you can find it here and email to darlene@farmersmarketcoalition.org. As concerns about the spread of COVID-19 grow, farmers market operators are wondering how ...
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Farmers Markets Respond to COVID-19 — Daily Updates and Announcements

 This post was originally published on March 9, 2020 and is updated as new information becomes available.  As concerns about the spread of COVID-19 grow, farmers market operators are wondering how best to respond. Markets are grappling with their role ...
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