Funding Opportunity: Northeast SARE Farmer Grant

Stacy June 26, 2008

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…

FMC Welcomes trans•act Fellows

Stacy May 31, 2008

The Farmers Market Coalition, together with marketumbrella.org, is proud to announce the launching of Summer 2008’s trans•act project, sited in Los Angeles and New Orleans. FMC is sponsoring a fellowship in L.A. to lead the Neighborhood Exchange Evaluation Device (NEED) research in eight selected farmers markets throughout the southern California area, to bring the pilot…

FDA Solicits Comments on Nutrition Programs

Stacy May 27, 2008

USDA’s Food & Nutrition Service is currently taking comments on 2009 Reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Programs, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Comments are due October 15, 2008. The Federal Register notice with information on how to submit comments is posted at…

Farm Bill Passes, Includes $33 Million for FMPP

Stacy May 24, 2008

After traversing a long, circuitous route, including an override of the Presidential veto, the Farm Bill has finally passed, just ahead of the holiday weekend. FMC was among 1,054 organizations signing a letter in support of this override. See below for a brief outline of the portions of the bill most directly impacting farmers markets.…

Job Announcement—Executive Director of Portland Farmers Market

Stacy May 21, 2008

The mission of the Portland Farmers Market is to support our region’s farms by connecting local food producers directly to consumers, strengthening urban-rural community bonds, and educating the general public on the benefits of eating locally produced food. Job Description Title: Executive Director Status: Regular, full time, exempt position Starting Salary: $60,000–$ 65,000 annually plus…

New DVD Available for Screening at Farmers Markets

Stacy

Asparagus! Stalking the American Life award-winning documentary film now released on DVD This award-winning independent documentary film tells the story of Oceana County, Michigan, whose spear-struck residents built their identity and economic survival on asparagus, but now find themselves taking on the U.S. War on Drugs, Free Trade, and the Fast Food Nation, all to…

Internship Opportunity at the Wallace Center for Sustainabile Agriculture

Stacy April 24, 2008

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT   Wallace Research Intern – Arlington, VA  Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for an internship with the Wallace Center.  The responsibilities, duties and qualifications are described in the attached position description.    GENERAL: Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the…