Here’s what to know about getting a farmers market voucher

Liz Comiskey May 21, 2018

Centre County, PA- With the arrival of spring, after a long winter, comes the annual distribution of the farmers market vouchers. Distribution will be held at the Office of Aging on June 1. The Centre County Office of Aging has a limited supply; this is a first-come, first-serve program. Eligibility guidelines are by both age…

Let’s Make National Farmers Market Week Local

Darlene Wolnik

by Dar Wolnik | darlene@farmersmarketcoalition.org FMC Program Associate Allie Vrtachnik has been working closely with the USDA AMS team on materials and activities for 2018 National Farmers Market Week (NFMW), updating citations and graphics for markets and state associations, and organizing potential in-person market events for officials to attend during that week. The primary message for…

Farm Bill Update: Uncertainty Looms as Bill Heads for Vote

Honesta Romberger

by Ben Feldman, FMC Policy Specialist | ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org The fate of the House farm bill is still unclear, but over 100 amendments have been proposed, mostly from Republicans, as the bill heads for a possible vote by the end of the this week. Democratic leadership has asked their members not to propose any amendments —…

USDA Report on Direct-To-Consumer Fruits & Vegetable Purchasing

Darlene Wolnik May 14, 2018

By Dar Wolnik | darlene@farmersmarketcoalition.org This USDA ERS report came out earlier this year and has some interesting data and new conclusions about shoppers, although the authors stress that more analysis is needed. And thank you to Dr. Dawn Thilmany for offering her input into my analysis of the report. If you don’t know her…

Why Arizona Democrats, Republicans Agree (Mostly) On Welfare Bill

Honesta Romberger May 11, 2018

Via: 91.5 KJZZ It’s not often you hear bipartisan support at the state Capitol to increase spending on social welfare. But it’s happening. Supporters say the program will provide low-income Arizonans with more nutritional food and boost the bottom lines for local farmers. Farmers Markets And Food Stamps On a recent Saturday morning at the…

Sierra Nevada Lavender & Honey Festival

Allie Vrtachnik

“This ‘scent-sational’ event is back for its 2nd year and will feature all things lavender and honey along with arts and crafts, food, demonstrations, live music, entertainment, interactive free kidz zone along with free train rides. This event is free for all ages to enjoy so make a plan to share a beautiful day with…

NRCS EQIP High Tunnel Grant Workshop

Emma Hansen

Location: Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council- 3700 Woodland Avenue, KCMO 64109 Ivanhoe Farmers’ Market invites you to come and learn more about four season farming and growing in high tunnels. Potluck: Soup and Salad will be provided, please bring something to share. This is a child friendly event, please feel free to bring your children. For more…

RAFI’s “Equity at the Table Speaker Series” Presents Christie Balch

Emma Hansen

The Come to the Table program presents its Equity at the Table Speaker Series; addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion, while educating the community about food security issues. Join us Monday evening, June the 11th for a discussion with Executive Director of the Crossroads Community Food Network, Christie Balch, to discuss how community partnerships can strengthen…

Introduction to Recordkeeping and Farm Service Agency Programs – May 19, 2018

Honesta Romberger

Introduction to Farm Recordkeeping and Farm Service Agency Programs | Saturday, May 19 • 9 a.m.–noon Presented in collaboration with County of Hawai‘i and USDA Beginning Farmer-Rancher Development Program North Hawai‘i Education Research Center, 45-539 Plumeria St, Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island Agricultural producers are invited to participate in this free workshop to learn recordkeeping essentials and…