Position: Director of Development City of Ruston, La

Darlene Wolnik February 1, 2019

Date: January 31, 2019 Position Announcement The City of Ruston is recruiting the following position: TITLE: Director of Development REPORTS TO: Director of Administrative Services SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Grant writing for the City of Ruston and North Louisiana Farm Fresh, serve as the Executive Director for the Ruston Farmers Market, leader and participant in local…

Input Requested: How can we create health-focused, sustainable food systems? 

Darlene Wolnik January 31, 2019

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food invites you to share your experiences and views on the critical opportunities for and barriers to creating a healthy food system. This survey takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes to complete and closes on Monday 11th February 2019. Who should complete the survey? We’re seeking input from…

BREAKING: Novo Dia Group, Inc. secures $2 million investment from Square

Honesta Romberger January 30, 2019

In an effort to provide continued support to its customers and farmers markets nationwide, Square will invest $2 million in Novo Dia. “Investing in Novo Dia is a no-brainer—their SNAP and WIC payment-acceptance tools provide a critical service to important and underserved customers,” said James Loftus, Square Corporate Development Lead. “Our investment will make sure…

Welcome, New FMC Board Members!

Honesta Romberger January 24, 2019

Last week, FMC’s membership elected new leaders from a very strong slate of candidates to join our Board of Directors. FMC is pleased to welcome Elise Ashby, Amy Crone, and Anupama Joshi, along with Gary Matteson who was re-elected.  We also want to thank two former members of the board that have put in countless…

A Letter from FMC Interim Executive Director, Ben Feldman

Honesta Romberger

  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…