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Support Us

Stacy November 30, 2008

Support Us The Farmers Market Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our education and advocacy work is possible with the support of groups and individuals who share our vision of farmers markets as the nexus of community. We accept financial contributions from individuals, organizations, and businesses interested in farmers markets— but we seek other forms…

2023 Call for FMC Board Nominations

Mykalee McGowan November 25, 2022

FMC is currently soliciting nominees who are interested in running for a seat on the Board of Directors during the 2023 annual election. There are 4 seats available in the 2023 election. FMC’s volunteer Board of Directors consists of individuals with demonstrated leadership experience in the field of farmers markets or sustainable food systems, and…

FMC Commends Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Ellie Wong August 18, 2022

On Friday, the Office of Marcy Kaptur (OH) released the updated Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program bill called the Farmers Market and Food Bank Local Revitalization Act of 2022. The proposed legislation is intended to increase and enhance funding for Senior and Women, Infants, and Children Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (SFMNP and WIC FMNP) to…

Welcome, New FMC Board Members

Mykalee McGowan March 16, 2022

Spring is a time of growth and change, and every spring FMC’s Board of Directors holds elections and gets ready for the busy year to come. This year, we welcome 3 new members, 2 re-elected members, and a new slate of officers to our board of directors.  Before announcing the new board of directors, we…

2022 Call for FMC Board Nominations

Hannah Fuller December 8, 2021

(Updated 1/5/2022) The deadline to apply has now passed. If you’re interested in serving on the FMC board, please look out for the next nomination period in December 2022! FMC is currently soliciting nominees who are interested in running for a seat on the Board of Directors during the 2022 annual election. There are 4…

Ypsilanti Farmers Market Sponsorship

Mykalee McGowan October 5, 2021

An example of a short sponsorship information sheet for Growing Hope’s Ypsilanti Farmers Markets, and for the Ypsilanti Food Awards fundraiser for the markets, this shows how markets might pitch themselves and fundraising events to potential supporters.

Costs to Administer Food Assistance

Mykalee McGowan October 4, 2021

This first part of this case study conducted by Growing Hope among four markets it managed examined the true costs of running food assistance programs, and can inform budgeting, fundraising, and advocacy that other markets may do to support the essential administrative costs of running nutrition incentive and other food assistance programs. Later sections explore…

How to Grow Your Incentive Program: A Toolkit for Wholesome Wave’s National Nutrition Incentive Network

Mykalee McGowan

Aimed to help existing nutrition programs achieve greater success, this guide walks through goals, marketing, partnerships, fundraising, evaluation and innovation strategies. In addition to providing thorough information and many examples in a visually-appealing way, it suggests additional resources to dive even deeper.

American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition Announce Winners of the 13th Annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration

Hannah Fuller September 28, 2021

American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition are proud to announce the winners of the 13th annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration, a national event that ran between June 21 – September 19, 2021. Markets receiving the most votes from the public are declared winners of the “People’s Choice” category, as well as recognized as top markets in five regions nationwide. More than 2,000…

Profile: Boise Farmers Market

Hannah Fuller August 4, 2021

Throughout National #FarmersMarketWeek we’re highlighting a few standout local food systems organizations that we’ve found inspiring over the past year. Next up, the Boise Farmers Market in Boise, Idaho!   Mission: The Boise Farmers Market supports a regenerative, healthy food and agricultural system by operating a vibrant marketplace featuring locally grown and crafted products.  Vision:…