See you at Summit: Erin Molnar

Allie Vrtachnik July 19, 2018

Meet 2018 Direct Ag Summit Speaker, Erin Molnar: Erin Molnar is the Director of Local Food Programs at Countryside Conservancy, a non-profit in northeastern Ohio dedicated to connecting people, food, and land. Her first role at Countryside was on-site support for its farmers’ market; her passion for and understanding of local agriculture and food production, coupled…

See you at Summit: Corey Chatman

Allie Vrtachnik

Meet 2018 Direct Ag Summit Speaker, Corey Chatman: Corey Chatman is a program manager at the Experimental Station, a not-for-profit incubator of innovative cultural projects and small-scale enterprises located on the south side of Chicago. He began working there on healthy food access projects in the early part of 2010. One of his first projects…

See you at Summit: Colleen Donovan

Allie Vrtachnik

Meet 2018 Direct Ag Summit Speaker, Colleen Donovan: After 15 years of direct support and research, Colleen Donovan became the Executive Director of the Washington State Farmers Market Association in June 2018. Working at nonprofits, Washington State University, Washington State Department of Agriculture, and as an independent contractor, she has helped lead statewide farmers market surveys and data tracking,…

New Information Regarding Novo Dia Group Shutdown

Honesta Romberger July 16, 2018

EDIT: this blog post (the information below the dotted line) was posted July 16, 2018. Since then, FMC published a ‘Novo Dia Group Shutdown Info Page’ where impacted markets and farmers, as well as leaders and organizations keeping an eye on the issue can go to find the latest news, updates, statements, FAQs, fundraisers, advocacy efforts, and…

St. Louis, Michigan to Proclaim National Farmers Market Week

Allie Vrtachnik July 13, 2018

by Allie Vrtachnik, FMC Program Associate | allie@farmersmarketcoalition.org Michigan’s St. Louis Farmers Market is getting the ball rolling for National Farmers Market Week (August 5-11) by securing a city-recognized proclamation! This will be the first time National Farmers Market Week is proclaimed in the city of St. Louis. As an FMC member, Market Manager Linda…

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Emma Hansen July 9, 2018

In celebration of National Farmers’ Market Week, Texas Farmers’ Market and Austin Resource Recovery, are proud to present a screening of Wasted! The Story of Food Waste at Austin Film Society. Following the screening on August 7th, there will be a panel discussion with Joe Diffie of Joe’s Organics, Tim Welch of Emmer & Rye, Jessica Brown of TFM’s composting program and Gena McKinley of Austin…

MarketLink Program To End Service By July 31st

Honesta Romberger

by Ben Feldman, FMC Policy Director | ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org An article published today by the Washington Post concerns Novo Dia Group (NDG), an equipment provider that processes SNAP, EBT, WIC and FMNP purchases at farmers markets and farm stands nationwide. The article announces that NDG will go out of business July 31st, effectively ending their MarketLink…

Put Your Market on the Map for National Farmers Market Week

Honesta Romberger July 5, 2018

We’re teaming up with our friends at Farmspread to help markets celebrate National Farmers Market Week! Farmspread created a nationwide NFMW Directory Page that helps markets boost their visibility and plans for the annual event. Communities can use the directory to find a celebrating market near them, and learn more about their special activities, events, and more.…

National Farmers Market Week Media Kit

Honesta Romberger July 3, 2018

National Farmers Market Week is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the ways your market makes a difference in your community! But finding the time and resources to share these benefits can be difficult. That’s why we created the NFMW Media Kit. Everything you need to promote and prepare for National Farmers Market Week is here, all in…

Bloomfield Saturday Market, Pennsylvania

Allie Vrtachnik June 29, 2018

Year Founded: 2014 Market Season: May 19 – October 27, Saturdays (9 am-1 pm); November 3 – March 16, 1st and 3rd Saturdays (11 am-2 pm) State: Pennsylvania Mission Statement: The Bloomfield Saturday Market supports the neighborhood by creating a community gathering place and accessible health and wellness education, as well as increasing the visibility of Bloomfield to the greater…