Writing Anti-Racist Farmers Market Work Into Your FMPP Proposal

Honesta Romberger April 26, 2023

Funding Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit Implementation through FMPP A year ago, The Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit came into the world, created by twelve Black food systems experts and led by Sagdrina Jalal and Nedra Deadwyler. It’s hard to believe that it’s been only twelve months! As farmers market operators and their communities seek to operationalize…

Meet 2023 Gus Schumacher Award Winner, Sagdrina Jalal

Honesta Romberger April 19, 2023

Early last month, FMC was honored to present the 2023 Gus Schumacher Award to this year’s recipient, Sagdrina Jalal. Sagdrina’s work thrives at the intersection of food, community, and innovation. Born and raised in Savannah and a graduate of the University of Georgia, Sagdrina became the founding executive director of the Georgia Farmers Market Association…

FMC Board of Director Election Results Are In

Honesta Romberger March 21, 2023

Congratulations to incumbent, Yescenia Mota who was reelected to another term, and to newly elected FMC Board Members Tasha Ardalan, Lynne Hartford, and Mandy Moody.  We would also like to extend a huge thank you to outgoing FMC Board Members Swati Shaw, Hugo Mogollon, Qiana Mickie, and Brian Coppam. Their years of service have helped…

FMC Executive Director Transition Announcement

Mykalee McGowan January 23, 2023

Dear Friends of FMC,  In January 2019, I was given the opportunity that I could not pass up: to serve as the Executive Director of the Farmers Market Coalition. Given my background in both farmers markets and non-profit management, it felt like the stars had aligned and this was an opportunity uniquely suited to my…

2023 Call for FMC Board Nominations

Mykalee McGowan November 25, 2022

FMC is currently soliciting nominees who are interested in running for a seat on the Board of Directors during the 2023 annual election. There are 4 seats available in the 2023 election. FMC’s volunteer Board of Directors consists of individuals with demonstrated leadership experience in the field of farmers markets or sustainable food systems, and…

Winter Reading for Market Managers

Mykalee McGowan November 10, 2022

Summer is definitely over–despite the last few green tomatoes hanging around on my drooping backyard vines–and many markets are slowing down for the season, closing up shop entirely, or moving into smaller or warmer digs for winter. The darker months ahead are a great time for lots of things: drinking hot beverages, cross-country skiing, avoiding…

Join the Anti-Racist Farmers Market Community of Practice

Mykalee McGowan September 30, 2022

Farmers market operators, are you looking for support in transforming your market into a place of belonging for community members of color? Apply to the Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit Community of Practice! Join Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) and creators of the Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit for a 6-month deep dive on applying anti-racist principles to…

Summer Advocacy Rundown 2022

Hannah Fuller September 26, 2022

It’s been a busy summer at the Farmers Market Coalition! Not only did we celebrate National Farmers Market Week and break all of the previous year’s records for overall engagement, but we’ve also been advocating all summer for our 2022 Policy Priorities. We started out by updating our policy priorities to reflect the feedback from…

2022 Farmers Market SNAP-EBT Technology Survey

Hannah Fuller September 12, 2022

FMC invites markets across the US to fill out our Farmers Market SNAP and Incentives technology survey.  EBT Processing Technology. We know it sees the best of us and the worst of us. With your help in filling out this survey, together we’ll learn about your market’s relationship with EBT and incentives technology. This survey…

Using Data to Attract Market Shoppers

Ellie Wong August 18, 2022

Last week, we announced the winners of the 2022 National Farmers Market Poster Contest. Now, we’d like to delve a little deeper into how our staff judged the poster submissions, using the metrics category as a case study. All the posters in this category aimed to present data in an accessible manner in order to…