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A Farmer & Food Hub’s Guide to Increasing Average Order Size

Alex Canepa November 8, 2022

New Free Resource for Farmers & Food Hubs Selling Online “A Farmer and Food Hub’s Guide to Increasing Average Order Value” The latest downloadable guide from LFM is all about how online markets sell more local food with every order. You can check out the guide for free instant download here: https://home.localfoodmarketplace.com/aov-guide-download/ What’s in this…

Summer Advocacy Rundown 2022

Hannah Fuller September 26, 2022

It’s been a busy summer at the Farmers Market Coalition! Not only did we celebrate National Farmers Market Week and break all of the previous year’s records for overall engagement, but we’ve also been advocating all summer for our 2022 Policy Priorities. We started out by updating our policy priorities to reflect the feedback from…

2022 National Poster Contest Winners

Ellie Wong August 8, 2022

The Farmers Market Coalition and Farm Aid are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 National Farmers Market Poster Contest. After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we’re thrilled to bring back this annual contest celebrating the creativity and diversity of America’s farmers markets by showcasing market posters on a national level. We…

Profile: Jefferson County Farmers Markets

Mykalee McGowan August 5, 2022

For #FarmersMarketWeek, we are featuring a few amazing markets across the nation that are doing impactful work in their communities. Next up is Jefferson County Farmers Markets in Washington. 1. What is the mission of your market? The Jefferson County Farmers Markets (JCFM) support local farmers and artisans with vibrant marketplaces that cultivate community and…

Meghan Filoromo

Hannah Fuller August 3, 2022

Meghan brings over a decade of experience working for farmers and with farmers markets. Most recently, Meghan worked for The Food Trust’s Farmers Market Program in Philadelphia, PA, where she oversaw farmers market operations, nutrition incentives, and community partnerships. Previously, Meghan worked for two Pennsylvania farmers and for an environmental education non-profit. Meghan received a…

Creating Size Inclusive Farmers Markets

Mykalee McGowan May 9, 2022

If you attended the Nutrition Incentive Hub Convening, then you probably know that Ragen Chastain’s presentation, “​​Combating Anti-Fat Bias in Nutrition Incentive Work,” was a show-stopper. You can still view the presentation here if you didn’t catch it at the time! Meanwhile, we asked Ragen to write about how farmers market operators can address anti-fat…

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…

Christie Welch

Mykalee McGowan March 15, 2022

Within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Welch serves as the Direct Food and Agriculture Marketing Specialist to assist Ohio’s agricultural and food producers increase their profitability and sustainability through best marketing practices, increase marketing efficiencies, and market diversification. Ms. Welch has a strong interest in the economic development of rural Ohio and is…

What’s Up for 2022

Mykalee McGowan February 16, 2022

Many of you have noticed and commented approvingly on the expansion of the FMC team in the last year. We now have 10 team members which will expand to 12 in 2022 — so keep an eye out for job announcements this spring. Also, anyone interested in providing curated, short-term contracted training to market leaders…

Pandemic Response & Safety Grant Information Session with USDA AMS

Hannah Fuller October 13, 2021

Do you have questions about the Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program? The Request for Applications is out and it’s time to start applying! Join USDA Agriculture Marketing Services Grants Management Team Lead, Matthew Russell and Farmers Market Coalition Executive Director, Ben Feldman as they discuss what farmers market organizations need to know to apply…