Beloved Community: Tips on Running a Juneteenth Event at your Farmers Market

By Nino 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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Farmers Market Organizations Wanted for National Research Study

FMC is sharing an opportunity to participate in a research study on farmers market organizations, conducted by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Services (AMS) and Dr. Hilary King at Emory University. They want your help to identify farmers markets across the country. Many ...
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2023 FMC Updated Policy Priorities

As Farm Bill negotiations heat up, we would like to take the opportunity to share our revised Farm Bill priorities. This update includes priorities related to the acceptance and processing of SNAP and other federal nutrition benefits at farmers markets, ...

Writing Anti-Racist Farmers Market Work Into Your FMPP Proposal

Funding Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit Implementation through FMPP A year ago, The Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit came into the world, created by twelve Black food systems experts and led by Sagdrina Jalal and Nedra Deadwyler. It’s hard to believe that ...
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Meet 2023 Gus Schumacher Award Winner, Sagdrina Jalal

Early last month, FMC was honored to present the 2023 Gus Schumacher Award to this year’s recipient, Sagdrina Jalal. Sagdrina’s work thrives at the intersection of food, community, and innovation. Born and raised in Savannah and a graduate of the ...
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FMC Board of Director Election Results Are In

Congratulations to incumbent, Yescenia Mota who was reelected to another term, and to newly elected FMC Board Members Tasha Ardalan, Lynne Hartford, and Mandy Moody.  We would also like to extend a huge thank you to outgoing FMC Board Members ...
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