2018 Michigan Farmers Market Conference

The Michigan Farmers Market Conference is scheduled for March 5-7, 2018! The conference theme is “Cultivating Community at the Farmers Market” – check out the 2018 conference schedule here. Register today!

Arkansas Farmers Market Association Annual Meeting  January 26, 2018

Arkansas Farmers Market Association Annual Meeting  January 26, 2018 9:00am – 3:00pm University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Headquarters 2301 S University Avenue  Little Rock, AR 72204 This year’s meeting will be unique in its focus on implementing numerous communication technologies to enable market managers to: Get to know each other Learn from one another’s successes and…

Countryside Winter Farmers Market: Where Recreation Meets Agriculture

Ohio’s Countryside Conservancy’s main season and winter markets are situated in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, where agricultural activities date back over 2,000 years. The Countryside Initiative Program, established in 1999, enables farmers to lease within the park to reinvigorate and continue the lands’ rich agricultural history. Several of these farms and farms within 75 miles…

FMC Teams Up with Farmspread to Offer Integrated Market Management & Data Collection Tools

As part of our continuing efforts to provide our membership with the best resources for market managers and their vendors, FMC is excited to announce our first-ever official partnership with the vendor management website, Farmspread! What is Farmspread? Farmspread is a comprehensive and user-friendly market and vendor management tool. Market managers’ time is precious, and…

Woodland Park Farmers Market: Come for the Mountains, Stay for the Food

Woodland Park is a Colorado mountain town. Sitting at a lofty 8,400 ft beside Pikes Peak, known as ‘America’s Mountain’ for it’s mention in “America The Beautiful”, Woodland Park is natural playground of sorts with its many outdoor offerings. Woodland Park can be taken advantage of and enjoyed year round, and the same can be…

A Farewell Letter from Former FMC Board President, Bernadine Prince

  A Farewell Letter from Former FMC Board President, Bernadine Prince As I step down as president of the board of the Famers Market Coalition (FMC), I have reflected on the growth of FMC and the importance of its work on behalf of farmers markets and direct market farmers. In 2008, I was introduced to…

FMC Leadership Transitions

Bernadine Prince for has served on the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) Board of Directors for nearly 10 years, serving six of those years as President. FMC has flourished under her leadership, gratefully benefitting from her experience and expertise as a co-founder and director of DC’s incredible FRESHFARM Markets. Since retiring from FRESHFARM in the fall…

A heartfelt thank you from Executive Director Dru Montri, as she prepares to leave MIFMA for a new role

For those who want the full story, please read on. For those who like to skim, please scroll to the bottom for the succinct version. Dear MIFMA members, partners, colleagues, friends and family, During this time of year, I always try to carve out some time and space for gratitude. It’s not always easy to…

UT Workshops to Teach Farmers How to Keep Records for Value-Added Enterprises – Dec 12, 13, 14 & March 13, 14,15

Keeping good business records is critical for any value-added farm business, says Hal Pepper, Financial Analysis Specialist with University of Tennessee Extension. “Direct marketers, food processors and agritourism operators who keep good records are better able to analyze their costs and returns and evaluate market outlets.” In December of this year and March 2018, Pepper…

Missouri Farmers Market Association Annual Conference

The 2018 Missouri Farmers Market Association’s annual conference will be held January 19-20 in Jefferson City at Lincoln University.  Registration information and a tentative schedule can be found here: https://www.missourifarmersmarkets.org/events.html#!event/register/2018/1/19/2018-mfma-conference