FMC Commends Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Ellie Wong August 18, 2022

On Friday, the Office of Marcy Kaptur (OH) released the updated Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program bill called the Farmers Market and Food Bank Local Revitalization Act of 2022. The proposed legislation is intended to increase and enhance funding for Senior and Women, Infants, and Children Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (SFMNP and WIC FMNP) to…

Record Number of Communities Proclaim Farmers Market Week 2022

Hannah Fuller August 15, 2022

Earlier in July, the U.S Department of Agriculture proclaimed the first full week of August as National Farmers Market Week for the 23rd year in a row! FMC celebrated with hundreds of other farmers markets and food based organizations across the country. We shared stories of incredible markets across the country, held webinars on a…

2022 FMC Updated Policy Priorities

Ellie Wong August 11, 2022

With National Farmers Market Week upon us, we wanted to share our updated policy priorities. We are actively advocating for farmers markets and revising our priorities from the beginning of the year based on input from market managers about challenges they have experienced, analysis from FMC staff, and feedback from our contacts at USDA and…

2022 National Poster Contest Winners

Ellie Wong August 8, 2022

The Farmers Market Coalition and Farm Aid are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 National Farmers Market Poster Contest. After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we’re thrilled to bring back this annual contest celebrating the creativity and diversity of America’s farmers markets by showcasing market posters on a national level. We…

Profile: Downtown Appleton Farm Market

Mykalee McGowan August 5, 2022

For #FarmersMarketWeek, we are featuring a few amazing markets across the nation that are doing impactful work in their communities. Today, we are featuring Downtown Appleton Farm Market in Appleton, WI. 1. What is the mission of your market?  ADI’s mission is to make Downtown Appleton a vibrant and accessible destination for business, learning, living,…

Profile: Jamestown Public Market

Mykalee McGowan

For #FarmersMarketWeek, we are featuring a few amazing markets across the nation that are doing impactful work in their communities. Today, we are featuring Jamestown Public Market in Jamestown, NY. 1. What is the mission of your market?   Our mission is to build the city of Jamestown’s local food system through the promotion of…

Profile: Jefferson County Farmers Markets

Mykalee McGowan

For #FarmersMarketWeek, we are featuring a few amazing markets across the nation that are doing impactful work in their communities. Next up is Jefferson County Farmers Markets in Washington. 1. What is the mission of your market? The Jefferson County Farmers Markets (JCFM) support local farmers and artisans with vibrant marketplaces that cultivate community and…

Partnering for Community: Mother Earth News Fair and FMC

Hannah Fuller August 4, 2022

Mother Earth News Fair joins us this year as a National Farmers Market Week 2022 Sponsor and media partner with FMC throughout the year. We’re thrilled about this growing partnership and connecting with more consumers who are excited about farmers markets and support markets serving as essential assets in their communities. Learn more about our…

FMC Applauds Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act

Ben Feldman July 22, 2022

On Wednesday, July 20, 2022 the House Education and Labor Chairman, Bobby Scott (D-VA), released the Committee’s revitalized Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill called the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act. The proposed legislation addresses key child nutrition issues and provides funding and resources to programs like the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children…

Counting Farmers Market Visitors and Customers in 2022

Ellie Wong July 21, 2022

Since a few markets and network leaders have reached out to me recently about how to count visitors, I thought I’d revisit the subject. Counting visitors can be tricky for many markets since they usually use open lots or parking areas with lots of entrances for shoppers to come in and have few (if any)…