Is your market ready for National Counting Week?

Darlene Wolnik July 3, 2019

Over the last decade, the Farmers Market Coalition has been building resources to help market operators and market partners trumpet the impacts made at the almost 9,000 locations across the U.S.  Using the annual CSA signup day as inspiration, FMC introduced the idea of National Counting Week (NCW) to its networks and markets to count…

FMC is Planning for the Future! And We Want Your Input.

Honesta Romberger May 30, 2019

Dear FMC Members, Our field is one of constant change. The needs of farmers market operators are always in flux and as the only national voice for farmers markets, it is important that our work reflects the changing landscape. With that in mind, one task the FMC board has set for me as Interim Executive…

Utah DUFB gains ongoing state funding support!

Marian Weaver May 28, 2019

Utahns Against Hunger is thrilled to announce that Utah Double Up Food Bucks gained some much needed state funding support during the 2019 state legislative session.  Read more…

Join us for The Insider’s Scoop FMLFPP webinar, May 29th 2ET/10AT

Darlene Wolnik May 13, 2019

On May 29th  (at 2 ET/10AT) , there will be a 75-minute webinar  presented by the Wallace Center, the Agricultural Marketing Service Technical Assistance (AMSTA) program at the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development,  Farmers Market Coalition, and USDA AMS, for an opportunity for FMLFPP grant writers to: – Get quick updates from the USDA on the 2019 LFPP/FMPP grants…

Take Advantage of 4 FMLFPP webinars in May

Darlene Wolnik May 9, 2019

This series of four webinar should aid applicants with their FMLFPP a great deal! The webinars will cover the vital details of registering on grants.gov, the basics of what to include in a FMLFPP proposal, and some added input from past grantees and reviewers, as well as possible resources and tools available. -May 21 and…

Are There Too Many Farmers Markets? Notes from the Market Field, Part 1

Darlene Wolnik May 8, 2019

by Dar Wolnik, FMC Senior Advisor | darlene@farmersmarketcoalition.org In March of 2019, NPR did a story on farmers markets; unfortunately, it was focused only on how some leaders and vendors believe there may be “too many markets”, while others found that focus to be an inaccurate or a misleading framing of farmers markets in the…

Are There Too Many Farmers Markets? Notes from the Market Field, Part 2

Darlene Wolnik

by Dar Wolnik, FMC Senior Advisor | darlene@farmersmarketcoalition.org In March of 2019, NPR did a story on farmers markets; unfortunately, it was focused only on how some leaders and vendors believe there may be “too many markets”,  while others found that focus to be an inaccurate or a misleading framing of farmers markets in the…

Are There Too Many Farmers Markets? Notes from the Market Field, Part 3

Darlene Wolnik

by Dar Wolnik, FMC Senior Advisor | darlene@farmersmarketcoalition.org In March of 2019, NPR did a story on farmers markets; unfortunately, it was focused only on how some leaders and vendors believe there may be “too many markets”,  while others found that focus to be an inaccurate or a misleading framing of farmers markets in the…

USDA Announces Farmers Market & Local Food Promotion Program Application Period Now Open

Honesta Romberger April 18, 2019

Read USDA’s press release below. FMC will follow-up shortly with more information and tips for applying. April 18, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced $23 million in competitive grant funding to support the development and expansion of local and regional food markets, enterprises and producer-to-consumer marketing. The Farmers Market and Local…

Call for Presentations & Posters for the 2019 Nat’l Direct Ag Summit

Jen O'Brien April 17, 2019

SAVE THE DATE: The 2nd annual National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit will take place from October 7-9, 2019 in Rosemont, Illinois (Chicago-area). FMC will also be hosting pre-Summit activities, including a state association leader meeting, an emerging issues panel, and business development fair with small group and one-on-one consulting for farmers market managers on topics such as organizational…