Tell Your Legislators to Support Farmers Markets in 2018 Farm Bill

Honesta Romberger March 29, 2018

  Now is the time! As the senate begins writing their draft of the farm bill, we are learning through our contacts on Capitol Hill that legislators need to hear more from the farmers market community. Let’s get on it! Please take a few moments to call or email your Congressional Representative and Senators to…

FELS Talk- April 12th at 7 pm

Allie Vrtachnik

“The Foundation for Educators at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School will present its annual FELS Talk at 7 p.m. April 12 in the Virginia Kirshner Auditorium at Lincoln-Sudbury, 390 Lincoln Road, Sudbury. The featured topic is “What’s the Buzz About your Health and Wellness: A 360 Degree Lens on Healthy Living and a Healthy Earth.” The…

VAFMA’s 6th Annual Farmers Market Conference: Nov. 8-9

Allie Vrtachnik

The Virginia Farmers Market Association will host their 6th annual farmers market conference on November 8th- 9th, 2018. The conference is slated to begin at 10 am on the 8th and end at 4:30 on the 9th. More details to come- stay tuned to VAFMA’s conference page. 

Farmers Market – Market Manager Workshop Opportunity

Marian Weaver March 28, 2018

The Wyoming Farmers Market Association and Wyoming Dept. of Agriculture are offering a Farmers Market – Market Manager workshop, open to current managers who want to brush up on their skills or those new to thinking about running a farmers market. This all-day workshop will help you run your farmers market more efficiently; we will…

“Quick-action” grants from AARP Community Challenge available

Darlene Wolnik March 27, 2018

2018 TIMELINE March 21: Launch of the 2018 AARP Community Challenge May 16: Applications are due by 5 pm ET June 25: Winning applicants will be notified by email by this date November 5: All projects must be completed December 3: After Action Reports due For the 2018 AARP Community Challenge, AARP will prioritize projects that aim to achieve the…

2018 Catapult Fund seeking Louisiana food businesses

Darlene Wolnik

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has partnered with four organizations to provide small business owners in the food industry with training – and grant funding. Applications for the 2018 class of the Catapult Fund are now available. As with the 2016 edition of the program, the 2018 Catapult Fund is focused on the culinary…

CT Know Your Farmer Fair a Success

Jen O'Brien

From Bulletin 225, Feb 2018 http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/20180224/annual-fair-in-windham-connects-community-with-their-farmers Through the winter months, Robin Rouse, of Windham Center, misses the fresh foods and community value of farmers markets. On Saturday, she headed to the auditorium at Windham Town Hall where she was met by 27 local farmers and hundreds of like-minded residents, eager for the third annual Know…

Appropriations Bill Wins for Farmers Markets & Farm Bill Update

Honesta Romberger

by Ben Feldman, FMC Policy Specialist | ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org Appropriations On Thursday, the House passed a $1.3 trillion dollar spending bill for Fiscal Year 2018, which now needs to pass the Senate before Friday to avoid another government shutdown. Funding for key farmers market programs such as the Farmers Market Promotion Program, WIC and Senior Farmers…