“Food for All” One-day Summit, Nov. 13th

Allie Vrtachnik October 19, 2018

“Food for all. It’s a simple concept most of us among West Virginia’s hills agree with. No one should go hungry. That’s why the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy, the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition and other partners are holding a one-day food summit — “Food For All” — to gather those across…

FMC Goes to Farm Aid

Honesta Romberger October 17, 2018

By Liz Comiskey, FMC Membership & Operations Director | liz@farmersmarketcoalition.org When the famous people talk about farmers markets, people listen. The Farmers Market Coalition was invited to participate in Farm Aid’s 33rd annual festival last month to share the power of farmers markets, and to feature posters from our National Farmers Market Poster Contests. I…

Maine Federation of Farmers Markets Seeks ED

Liz Comiskey October 16, 2018

Position: Executive Director The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) seeks a visionary and committed leader to grow our organization. MFFM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to strengthening Maine farms, farmers, and farmers’ markets. We are the only statewide organization in Maine representing the interests of direct-to-consumer farmers and producers. MFFM provides support to Maine’s…

FMC Announces SNAP Mini-Grant Program Recipients

Allie Vrtachnik October 12, 2018

After careful consideration, FMC is excited to announce the first round of our SNAP Mini-Grant Program recipients! Congratulations to the following farmers markets and farm stands: Glenwood Sunday Market – Chicago, Illinois Dedicated to inclusivity, Glenwood Sunday Market will use their grant programs to create and distribute SNAP program promotional materials in Spanish with the…

“There’s Work to Do”, Edible DC feature with Community Foodworks Hugo Mogollon

Allie Vrtachnik

FMC’s Board President Hugo Mogollon sits down with Edible DC to talk Community Foodworks and food access, and the Market Share program. Read about it all in Edible DC’s feature. 

2018 Illinois Farm Bureau’s Live Local: Local & Regional Food Conference

Stephanie Fenty October 11, 2018

November 5-17, 2018 Bloomington, IL | DoubleTree by Hilton Register at www.ilfb.org/livelocal

New Orleans schools: Join Market Umbrella’s Meet Me at the Market program

Darlene Wolnik

Market Umbrella’s “Meet Me at the Market” program consists of a staff visit to the classroom with curriculum focused on local seasonality and nutrition, and then a field trip to the farmers market, with facilitated fun and educational activities. The NGO has funding through a USDA Farm to School grant to build/refurbish school gardens, train…

Oregon Farmers Market Association to hold Annual Meeting, Feb. 23, 2019

Allie Vrtachnik

The Oregon Farmers Markets Association will host the OFMA Annual Meeting on Friday, February 23rd, in Corvallis, Oregon; which will be followed by a Farmers Market Track on Saturday as part of the OSU Small Farms Conference.  Details will be posted on the OFMA Annual Meeting page when available.

Brighton Farmers Market gets $1M from state for new permanent location

Darlene Wolnik October 8, 2018

The 10-year-old farmers market will receive $1 million in state funding to aid the development of a new, permanent home for the market near Buckland Park, Brighton Town Supervisor Bill Moehle said Sunday. State Sen. Joseph Robach, R-Greece, and Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, D-Irondequoit, each secured $500,000 in capital funding for the project, Moehle said. Robach likened the new location…

Expired Farm Bill Bad for Farmers Markets & Farmers

Honesta Romberger October 3, 2018

by Ben Feldman, FMC Policy Director | ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org Although FMC, our members, farmers, agriculture organizations, and local food advocates across the country have spent the past year fighting for a farm bill that’s supportive of farmers markets, the 2014 Farm Bill expired on October 1st with no replacement and no extension in sight. With midterm…