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…

Oregon Farmers Markets Association (OFMA) Enlists New Talent for 2008

Stacy April 10, 2008

Cottage Grove (April 2, 2008) – The Oregon Farmers Markets Association’s (OFMA) Board of Directors met for a two day retreat in late March to re-establish its Board of Directors and plan the future of the 20 year old organization. The new 12 member Board of Directors includes market managers, farmers, community advocates and government…

National Good Food Network: Request for Proposals

Stacy April 4, 2008

Seed Funding for Moving Good Food into Larger-Scale Markets Wallace Center seeks regional leaders for National Good Food Network The Wallace Center at Winrock International seeks proposals from organizations and collaborative efforts ready to serve as Regional Lead Teams (RLT) in the National Good Food Network. This emerging network supports and integrates nonprofit and for-profit…

FM Summit Proceedings Available

Stacy March 24, 2008

Staff at USDA Agricultural Marketing Service have been hard at work since November’s first ever National Farmers Market Summit, and the final draft of the Summit Proceedings Report is now available at their web site. Visit the National Farmers Market Summit Proceedings Report to read about the 12 priorities identified by the 75 Summit participants,…