RAFI’s “Equity at the Table Speaker Series” Presents Christie Balch

Emma Hansen May 11, 2018

The Come to the Table program presents its Equity at the Table Speaker Series; addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion, while educating the community about food security issues. Join us Monday evening, June the 11th for a discussion with Executive Director of the Crossroads Community Food Network, Christie Balch, to discuss how community partnerships can strengthen…

Introduction to Recordkeeping and Farm Service Agency Programs – May 19, 2018

Honesta Romberger

Introduction to Farm Recordkeeping and Farm Service Agency Programs | Saturday, May 19 • 9 a.m.–noon Presented in collaboration with County of Hawai‘i and USDA Beginning Farmer-Rancher Development Program North Hawai‘i Education Research Center, 45-539 Plumeria St, Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island Agricultural producers are invited to participate in this free workshop to learn recordkeeping essentials and…

Kansas farmers market invigorating small businesses in Marceline

Allie Vrtachnik

“The Walsworth Community Center farmers’ market and small business incubator has been growing since it opened April 10. Jane Spencer, committee chairman of the farmers’ market, is helping small businesses thrive in Marceline with this cost effective way to promote their business. According to Spencer, the farmers’ market is giving exposure to the businesses.” Read…

Farmers Market Coalition Statement of Opposition to House 2018 Farm Bill

Honesta Romberger May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018 – The Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), a national non-profit dedicated to strengthening farmers markets for the benefit of farmers, consumers, and communities, has joined more than 370 organizations in opposition of the House 2018 Farm Bill. While FMC is pleased by the increased support for the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program,…

West Virginia’s Agriculture Dept. to oversee state’s farmers markets

Allie Vrtachnik

With more than 120 West Virginia farmers markets in operation, the state’s Department of Ag will step in to oversee the vast growth, a measure included in 2018 Legislature. “The new law transfers the rules and regulations for farmers’ markets from the Department of Health and Human Resources to the Department of Agriculture. It also…

Spotlight on the Alexandria Farmers’ Market

Allie Vrtachnik

Dear FMC virtual market-goer, Greetings from the Alexandria Farmers’ Market! We’re taking over FMC’s Instagram this week to share with you a look into our market. The market is loved by our community, and for good reason!  As a new “visitor”, there are a few things you ought to know to fully appreciate the market that surrounds…

Food insecurity addressed at Farmington summit

Liz Comiskey May 4, 2018

The 2nd Annual Greater Franklin Food Summit on Wednesday afternoon identified bright spots, challenges and opportunities facing the region’s food system. United Way of the Tri-Valley Area and the Healthy Community Coalition coordinated the first summit a year ago. UWTVA Executive Director Lisa Laflin said 73 percent of actions from that summit have been met,…

Milwaukee Farmers Market List and SNAP-accepting markets

Allie Vrtachnik May 3, 2018

Its farmers market season in Milwaukee. On Milwaukee has posted a comprehensive list of farmers markets, and the Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition & Fondy Food Center has compiled the SNAP-accepting farmers markets. 

Georgia Farmers Market Association Fresh Stop Markets

Stephanie Fenty April 30, 2018

Fresh Stop Markets are “pop up”, community led, farm-fresh food markets set up at local faith-based institutions and community centers, in fresh food insecure neighborhoods. The food is ordered and paid for in advance so that farmers are assured of their earnings. Shareholders pool their SNAP Benefits and cash to purchase equal “shares” of local,…

2019 Community Food Systems Conference – Savannah, GA

Stephanie Fenty

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Georgia Farmers Market Association (GFMA) are excited to announce their partnership in putting on the 2019 Community Food Systems Conference to take place in early December 2019 in Savannah, Georgia. The partners will build on the momentum of the 2017 Community Food Systems Conference and GFMA’s Food for Thought…