MarketLink Program To End Service By July 31st

Honesta Romberger July 9, 2018

by Ben Feldman, FMC Policy Director | An article published today by the Washington Post concerns Novo Dia Group (NDG), an equipment provider that processes SNAP, EBT, WIC and FMNP purchases at farmers markets and farm stands nationwide. The article announces that NDG will go out of business July 31st, effectively ending their MarketLink…

Put Your Market on the Map for National Farmers Market Week

Honesta Romberger July 5, 2018

We’re teaming up with our friends at Farmspread to help markets celebrate National Farmers Market Week! Farmspread created a nationwide NFMW Directory Page that helps markets boost their visibility and plans for the annual event. Communities can use the directory to find a celebrating market near them, and learn more about their special activities, events, and more.…

National Farmers Market Week Media Kit

Honesta Romberger July 3, 2018

National Farmers Market Week is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the ways your market makes a difference in your community! But finding the time and resources to share these benefits can be difficult. That’s why we created the NFMW Media Kit. Everything you need to promote and prepare for National Farmers Market Week is here, all in…

Bloomfield Saturday Market, Pennsylvania

Allie Vrtachnik June 29, 2018

Year Founded: 2014 Market Season: May 19 – October 27, Saturdays (9 am-1 pm); November 3 – March 16, 1st and 3rd Saturdays (11 am-2 pm) State: Pennsylvania Mission Statement: The Bloomfield Saturday Market supports the neighborhood by creating a community gathering place and accessible health and wellness education, as well as increasing the visibility of Bloomfield to the greater…

2018 South Dakota Local Foods Conference: Nov. 1-3

Allie Vrtachnik June 28, 2018

Just announced- the South Dakota Local Foods Conference will be held Nov. 1-3 at the Swiftel Center. Follow along with the event for more details.

Lee’s Summit Farmers Market engaging young readers with lending library

Allie Vrtachnik

The Kansas City Star reports,”Most people think of farmers markets as great places to find homegrown produce, artisanal foods and handcrafted products. At the Lee’s Summit Farmers Market, library books are also on the bill of fare. Each Wednesday during market hours, elementary through high school students can stop by the Lee’s Summit R-7 School…

Richmond Farmers Market, Indiana

Allie Vrtachnik

Year Founded: 2015 Market Season: Saturdays, May-October (8 am- 12 pm); Tuesdays, July-September (4 pm- 7 pm) State: Indiana Mission Statement: The Richmond Farmers Market is a growers-only market in support of the interest of local farmers, producers, and consumers. The purpose of the market is to create a sales venue for area farmers, provide opportunity for consumers…

Omaha Farmers Market, Nebraska

Allie Vrtachnik

Year Founded: 1994 Market Season: May-October, Saturdays (8 am- 12:30 pm) Sundays (9 am- 1 pm) State: Nebraska NFMW Plans: “We plan to have different department of agriculture booths available at the market, an OFM photo booth, watermelon eating competition, music and more.”- Kristen Beck, Market Manager About the Market: Omaha Farmers Market has more than 140…

Columbia City Farmers Market, Washington

Allie Vrtachnik

Year Founded: 1998 Market Season: Wednesdays, May- October (3 pm- 7 pm) State: Washington Mission Statement: The Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance is committed to supporting and strengthening Washington’s small family farm businesses by creating and operating vibrant, successful neighborhood farmers markets. To meet our mission we provide effective direct sales sites for our region’s small farmers, while also…

3rd and Curry St Farmers Market, Nevada

Allie Vrtachnik

Year Founded: 2008 Market Season: Saturdays, May- September (8:30 am- 1 pm) State: Nevada Mission Statement: To support our regions farms by connecting consumers directly to local food producers by: – strengthening urban-rural community bonds – educating the general public on the benefits of eating locally produced food – while also supporting our downtown and it’s businesses NFMW…