ASAN Food & Farm Forum: December 8-9, 2017 at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, AL

  *Event details – http://asanonline.org/forum17 * *Registration – http://bit.ly/2zWVWKr * The ASAN Food & Farm Forum is the central annual gathering of ASAN’s statewide network of farmers, gardeners, community leaders, and good food advocates. Approximately 250 diverse participants from across the state will come together for a weekend of “cross-pollinating” and collaboration to build a more robust local food…

Farmers Market Metrics and Market Vendors

By Dar Wolnik, FMC Senior Researcher | darlene@farmersmarketcoalition.org (A version of this article was published in Growing For Markets August 2017 issue by Dar Wolnik. To subscribe, go to GFM online) Since the 1970s, farmers markets have been started by various groups in order to serve many purposes. The timeline below is arranged by the major…

Kansas Dept. of Ag- Meet Me at the Market Consumer Recruitment Campaign: Deadline Dec. 31st, 2017

“The Kansas Department of Agriculture has received a U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant to fund the Meet Me at the Market Consumer Recruitment Campaign to provide farmers’ market managers and vendors with resources to increase awareness of specialty crops available at their markets. New materials will be created to help farmers’ markets…

FMC Seeks a New Crop of Leaders!

  Some of the FMC Board of Directors and staff at the 2016 retreat in Washington, DC. The Board of Directors of the Farmers Market Coalition is currently soliciting qualified nominations for upcoming positions on the Board of Directors. This is an excellent opportunity to take a leadership role in a growing nonprofit organization dedicated…

Registration opens December 1st for 2018 Health Meets Food Conference in New Orleans

Health Meets Food Conference June 14-17, 2018 New Orleans, LA Registration for Health Meets Food: The Culinary Medicine Conference, to be held June 14-17, 2018, will open December 1, 2017. This year’s conference will build on last year’s themes, with a continued focus on food insecurity and a panel of innovators in the field.  …

6th Annual Foodapalooza in Alexandria LA adds national panel

Panel: Healthy People, Healthy Economies & Vibrant Places Inspired by, and building on, Harvest Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities January 11th, 2018 • 5:30pm to 6:30pm Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 2nd Street, Alexandria, LA 71301 The Harvesting Opportunity report was published by a partnership between the Federal Reserve…

2017 Kansas Farm & Food Conference: November 17-18

Attend the Kansas Rural Center’s Nov. 17 to 18 Farm and Food Conference, “Driving the change that matters: Practical and political solutions for our farm and food future”. The event will be held at the Four Points Sheraton, 530 Richards Drive, Manhattan, Kansas. Cost to attend the conference is $70 per day, or $135 for…

2017 South Dakota Farm Bureau Convention: November 17-18

The South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Centennial Convention will take place Nov. 17-18, 2017 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. “The 2-day event will feature nationally-recognized speakers on issues facing the ag industry, retired NFL Linebacker Chad Greenway, and for the first time in the 100-year history, the organization will offer a special foodie event…

Developing Value-Added Agriculture Businesses Workshops – Nov. 20-22, 2017

Giving careful consideration to business planning is the first step for any farm business wanting to develop a value-added enterprise. Farmers who identify trends and market opportunities and develop a well thought out business plan may enhance their likelihood of success. Developing Value-Added Agriculture Businesses is designed to help farmers identify business planning considerations, grant…

Montavilla Farmers Market: We’re All in this Together!

Portland Oregon’s Montavilla neighborhood has just been dubbed by Lonely Planet as one of ten U.S. neighborhoods you need to visit. A standout neighborhood suggestion is a Sunday visit to the Montavilla Farmers Market. Founded in 2007, the market is a popular weekend fixture on Stark Street. Sitting in the shades of Mt. Tabor, a dormant…