Illinois Farmers Market and Food Access Manager Position

Stephanie Fenty January 16, 2019

Position: Farmers Market and Food Access Manager Organization: The Land Connection: Champaign, Illinois Reports To: Executive Director Employment Status: Part Time, Non-Exempt Salary: $14-$18/hour Summary Job Description The Farmers Market and Food Access Manager will be responsible for developing and running The Land Connection’s Champaign Farmers Market each year from May through October, as well…

Farmers Market SNAP Programs Face Challenges from Gov’t Shutdown, Novo Dia Uncertainties

Honesta Romberger

by Ben Feldman, FMC Executive Director | ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org Since its inception, FMC has prioritized advocating for support for SNAP EBT equipment and administrative funding to increase SNAP access at farmers markets. In 2012, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) first began offering support using $4 million in funds from the President’s annual budget for…

Back to Your Roots: A Sustainable Agriculture Masters Series – March 7-9, 2019

Honesta Romberger January 15, 2019

CAMPTI, Louisiana (January 15, 2019) – Campti Field of Dreams will host Back to Your Roots: A Sustainable Agriculture Masters Series March 7 through 9, 2019, at Reese Hall on the Louisiana Tech University campus and other locations in the Ruston, Louisiana, area. This 3-day conference has much to offer those in all phases and…

New Mexico SNAP benefits accepted by state early for February

Allie Vrtachnik

Double Up New Mexico shares: “Due to the partial federal government shutdown, SNAP recipients have been in jeopardy of not receiving February’s benefits as deposits onto their EBT Cards. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) — SNAP’s funding agency — offered states a plan to ensure that SNAP beneficiaries received their benefits for the…

A Look Back at a Big Year: FMC’s 2018 Annual Report

Honesta Romberger January 14, 2019

From advocating for a strong farm bill, to co-hosting our first national summit, to celebrating the most widely-observed National Farmers Market Week to date, to new and exciting resources and partnerships, FMC has had quite a year! Check out highlights from 2018, as well as a sneak peak of the results from our State of the…

Virginia Farmers Markets- Register with VAFMA to Utlize Data through the Market Metrics Program!

Allie Vrtachnik January 11, 2019

VAFMA is rallying all farmers market managers in Virginia to collect data on the impact their markets are having on their communities. Data is incredibly useful for demonstrating how important farmers markets are to our localities and state. It is also beneficial for improving decision-making, market promotion, media relations, advocacy and fundraising. When market managers…

Register for VAFMA’s Market Manager Certification Program- Jan. 25th- April 26th

Allie Vrtachnik

VAFMA’s Market Manager Certification Program is right around the corner! ABOUT: Farmers market management requires a wide range of knowledge & skills to create a profitable market for farmers, a vibrant and diverse shopping experience for consumers, and a market that engages community partners. Market Managers have requested comprehensive training and we have heard your…

MFMA Annual Conference: January 17th-18th

Allie Vrtachnik January 4, 2019

MFMA joins the Minnesota Cottage Foods Producers and the Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association for a mega combined conference in St. Cloud. Close to 100 workshops to choose from – something for everyone: food laws, growing techniques, pricing for profitability, farmers’ market management tips, SNAP & Market Bucks, cooking demos, and more! Register now!

Feeding Florida is hiring: Fresh Access Bucks Northwest Florida Coordinator!

Allie Vrtachnik December 20, 2018

Fresh Access Bucks‘ new organization, Feeding Florida, is hiring a new position: FAB Northwest Florida Coordinator. The organization will fill this position regionally in Tallahassee or the Northwest FL region. This is a full-time, benefited position with a semi-flexible schedule. FAB is accepting resumes and cover letters through Friday, January 11th and filling the role…

FMC Begins 2019 With New Leadership: A Letter from FMC Executive Director, Jen Cheek

Honesta Romberger

It is an incredible privilege to lead the Farmers Market Coalition and work every day with FMC’s staff to advance the goals of our distinguished board and inspiring members. While I enjoy this work immensely, I’ve come to a time where it makes sense to “lean out,” if just a little, to make room for…