A Letter from FMC Interim Executive Director, Ben Feldman

Honesta Romberger January 24, 2019

  Dear FMC Members, It’s been three weeks since I began my new position as Interim Executive Director with the Farmers Market Coalition, and it has flown by. It is my great pleasure to take the reins of this organization for the next six months and hopefully beyond. When I began my work with local…

Technical Assistance for FMLFPP grantees

Darlene Wolnik

The Agricultural Marketing Service Resource Portal and Support Network supports awardees of the Farmers Market and Local Foods Promotions Programs (FMPP and LFPP) in the implementation of current grant projects. In partnership with the Agricultural Marketing Service, this program is led by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development at Penn State University. The project…

SSAWG Conference January 23-26, 2019 Little Rock AR

Darlene Wolnik January 18, 2019

The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) conference is coming up next week and by all accounts, a wide diversity of farmers and advocates are heading to Little Rock for it. The field trips are all sold out, but short courses, mini courses, and the full conference is still open for registration. The variety of…

Public Relations and Marketing Fellow, Tuscaloosa AL

Darlene Wolnik

JOB POSTING: Public Relations and Marketing Fellow, Schoolyard Roots in Tuscaloosa, AL, in partnership with the Americorps VISTA program. Full-time, one year position. More information here.

Full-time Market Manager Position- Alexandria LA

Darlene Wolnik

JOB POSTING: Farmers Market Manager, Central Louisiana Local Foods Initiative, Alexandria, LA.  Full time, salaried $38-42K, and benefits. More details here.

FMC Partners with Ambetter to Provide $84,000 in Vouchers to Farmers Markets

Honesta Romberger January 17, 2019

by Liz Comiskey, Membership & Outreach Director | liz@farmersmarketcoalition.org FMC recently teamed up with Ambetter Health to provide $98,000 in mini-grant funding to farmers markets across the country. During the early winter open-enrollment period, Ambetter sponsored 14 farmers markets in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, Missouri, and Florida. Each market distributed recipes, tote bags, and $5 vouchers for…

Illinois Farmers Market and Food Access Manager Position

Stephanie Fenty January 16, 2019

Position: Farmers Market and Food Access Manager Organization: The Land Connection: Champaign, Illinois Reports To: Executive Director Employment Status: Part Time, Non-Exempt Salary: $14-$18/hour Summary Job Description The Farmers Market and Food Access Manager will be responsible for developing and running The Land Connection’s Champaign Farmers Market each year from May through October, as well…

Farmers Market SNAP Programs Face Challenges from Gov’t Shutdown, Novo Dia Uncertainties

Honesta Romberger

by Ben Feldman, FMC Executive Director | ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org Since its inception, FMC has prioritized advocating for support for SNAP EBT equipment and administrative funding to increase SNAP access at farmers markets. In 2012, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) first began offering support using $4 million in funds from the President’s annual budget for…

Back to Your Roots: A Sustainable Agriculture Masters Series – March 7-9, 2019

Honesta Romberger January 15, 2019

CAMPTI, Louisiana (January 15, 2019) – Campti Field of Dreams will host Back to Your Roots: A Sustainable Agriculture Masters Series March 7 through 9, 2019, at Reese Hall on the Louisiana Tech University campus and other locations in the Ruston, Louisiana, area. This 3-day conference has much to offer those in all phases and…

New Mexico SNAP benefits accepted by state early for February

Allie Vrtachnik

Double Up New Mexico shares: “Due to the partial federal government shutdown, SNAP recipients have been in jeopardy of not receiving February’s benefits as deposits onto their EBT Cards. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) — SNAP’s funding agency — offered states a plan to ensure that SNAP beneficiaries received their benefits for the…