New List-Serv Connects New England’s Farmers Markets

Stacy July 9, 2008

South Deerfield, MA — Farmers’ markets from all over New England are now able to communicate by email thanks to a new list-serv, the New England Farmers’ Market Exchange (NEFME) launched this week by Cooperative Development Institute (CDI). “The response has been incredible,” says Lynda Brushett, CDI Senior Cooperative Development Specialist, “Markets are discussing everything…

New List-Serv Connects New England's Farmers Markets

Stacy

South Deerfield, MA — Farmers’ markets from all over New England are now able to communicate by email thanks to a new list-serv, the New England Farmers’ Market Exchange (NEFME) launched this week by Cooperative Development Institute (CDI). “The response has been incredible,” says Lynda Brushett, CDI Senior Cooperative Development Specialist, “Markets are discussing everything…

Funding Opportunity for Food Safety Research

Stacy June 26, 2008

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) maintains an active intramural research program. The extramural program endeavors to support novel research efforts, expertise, and resources not found within CFSAN. In particular, it is intended that any additional extramural research efforts in food safety will complement the Center’s intramural…

Pennsylvania Agricultural & Rural Youth Grant

Stacy

The purpose of the Agriculture and Rural Youth Grant Program is to fund projects, which will increase the knowledge and awareness of agricultural and rural issues in Pennsylvania, in particular, among the youth of Pennsylvania. The Program awards direct grants up to $2,500 and matching grants up to $10,000. Eligible youth organizations are those which…

Pennsylvania Agricultural & Rural Youth Grant

Stacy

The purpose of the Agriculture and Rural Youth Grant Program is to fund projects, which will increase the knowledge and awareness of agricultural and rural issues in Pennsylvania, in particular, among the youth of Pennsylvania. The Program awards direct grants up to $2,500 and matching grants up to $10,000. Eligible youth organizations are those which…

Funding Opportunity: Leopold Center Grant Program

Stacy

The Leopold Center is seeking pre-proposals for its grant program. The Center’s work is organized in three initiative areas—ecology, marketing and food systems, and policy—each aimed at enhancing the condition and viability of Iowa’s natural resources in varying, yet integrated ways. These three initiatives have separate sections in the RFP. Investigators representing any Iowa nonprofit…

Funding Opportunity: Northeast SARE Farmer Grant

Stacy

The goal of the Farmer Grant program is to develop, refine, and demonstrate new sustainable techniques and to explore innovative ideas developed by farmers across the region. To apply, you must be a farmer in the Northeast SARE region, made up of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode…

Epicurious Farm-to-Table Event in Chicago

Stacy June 20, 2008

Help feed thousands by attending Epicurious.com’s special farm-to-table event– Join Tanya Steel, editor-in-chief of Epicurious.com, celebrated chefs, and select local farmers and purveyors for an evening of fine wine, delicious farm-fresh creations, and the company of your fellow foodies. Your ticket price will help feed the hungry as proceeds from these events benefit America’s Second…

MIFMA and SBAM Partner to Provide Michigan Farmers and Farmers Markets with Greater Access to SBAM Benefits

Stacy June 10, 2008

EAST LANSING, MICH – Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) members can now join the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) at a reduced rate and take advantage of SBAM’s “P.O.W.E.R. Suite” of products and services, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network Group Health Benefits. MIFMA and SBAM naturally fit together,…

trans•act 2008 Launches in Los Angeles and New Orleans

Stacy June 6, 2008

Partnering with marketumbrella.org, FMC Fellow Michael Rosenkrantz begins trans•act research in Los Angeles on June 2nd. Follow the project’s steps to finalize a social capital measurement tool for farmers markets, the Neighborhood Exchange Evalution Device (NEED), at the trans•act web site.  Learn about marketumbrella’s economic impact measurement tool for farmers markets, the Sticky Economic Evalution Device (SEED) at…