Love Your Market Manager Book Giveaway

Hannah Fuller February 10, 2022

Whether it’s your love for family, friends, food, or anything else, celebrating the things we love in our lives is always a great way to foster gratitude. And well, it tends to always make us feel a bit warm and fuzzy!  This Valentines Day, nominate your favorite farmers market operator and they could win a…

Seeking Farmers Market Hacks and Systems

Hannah Fuller January 5, 2022

Welcome to 2022 farmers market operators!  The 2021 brought a lot of ups and downs in the farmers market community. We’ve seen strides towards more equitable markets across the country, innovative new programs, and markets continuing to play a central role in resilient connected communities. Changing pandemic regulations, extreme weather brought by climate change, and…

Cluster Implementation Update

Hannah Fuller December 20, 2021

Back in April of 2021, I shared in a blog post how the FMC Strategic Plan prioritized FMC to Support FM Operators/Networks in Capacity-Building and to become an active anti-racist organization and ally. As a result of working towards these two priorities, we redesigned what was previously called our Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Program…

2022 Call for FMC Board Nominations

Hannah Fuller December 8, 2021

(Updated 1/5/2022) The deadline to apply has now passed. If you’re interested in serving on the FMC board, please look out for the next nomination period in December 2022! FMC is currently soliciting nominees who are interested in running for a seat on the Board of Directors during the 2022 annual election. There are 4…

Announcing the new Farm Direct Nutrition Incentives Guide Site

Mykalee McGowan

On December 6, 2021, we officially launched the new Farm Direct Nutrition Incentives Guide Site at www.farmdirectincentives.guide. The website is a comprehensive library filled with hundreds of resources for operators running Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/Electronic Benefits Transfer and nutrition incentives through farmers markets, community supported agriculture, farm stands and mobile markets across the country.  This…

FMPP News! Promoting Farmers Market Impacts: Building Capacity for Data

Hannah Fuller December 3, 2021

We’re thrilled and humbled to be the recipients of a 2021 USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant! As we gear up to take action on our project, we want to keep our membership in the loop on our plans and how this grant will impact the scope of our work over the coming years. Read…

Integrating Sustainability At Farmers Markets

Mykalee McGowan October 13, 2021

For many, farmers markets serve as a hub for sustainability, caring for your local farmer, and being environmentally conscious. Giving the community access to high quality, local produce at a fair price for both farmer and consumer is the ultimate goal for many markets. Creating a healthy space where the community can come together, chat,…

Four Farmers Markets Led By Indigenous Communities

Mykalee McGowan October 11, 2021

Every second Monday of October marks Indigenous People’s Day, a holiday that honors Native people’s role in America’s past, present, and future. Traditional ecological knowledge and Indigenous sciences have shaped so many of our current farming practices and Native farmers, producers and makers have been fostering sustainable local food systems for centuries.  In celebration of…

Register Now for 2021 S.D. Local Foods Conference

Diana Broadaway September 30, 2021

Yankton, S.D.- The annual South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is scheduled for Nov. 4-6, 2021. This year’s SDLFC is a three day, virtual event celebrating local food production and use in South Dakota. All supporters of local food are invited to attend, listen to, and discuss presentations on specialty crop production, industry challenges, new…

American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition Announce Winners of the 13th Annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration

Hannah Fuller September 28, 2021

American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition are proud to announce the winners of the 13th annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration, a national event that ran between June 21 – September 19, 2021. Markets receiving the most votes from the public are declared winners of the “People’s Choice” category, as well as recognized as top markets in five regions nationwide. More than 2,000…