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Markets Are Up! Offers Tools for FM Week & Beyond

Stacy November 3, 2009

Thousands of hits to the web page included 500 downloads of the free press release template, more than 100 downloads of the glossary PDF, and more than 200 downloads of ads and postcards. In additional, nearly 375 people accessed the Farmers Market Frequently Asked Questions between July and September. These are all available year-round at www.farmersmarketcoalition.org/membership.

Information Marketplace Webinars, Mini-Grants Available

Stacy

The Farmers Market Coalition has approximately 15-18 small grants available for state and regional farmers markets associations to provide market manager and producer trainings. In order to be eligible, representatives from applicant organization must a) be active FMC members as state, regional, government, or academic institutions and b) have had an organizational representative register for and participate in OR watch recordings of at least three Information Marketplace webinar sessions.

Vilsack Announces Number of Farmers Markets Grows to More than 5,200 Nationwide

Stacy October 4, 2009

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced on Friday that the number of farmers markets in the United States is up more than 13 percent from a year ago. A recent update of the online Farmers Market Directory lists 5,274 markets nationwide, up from 4,685 reported in 2008.

MIFFS & MIFMA Receive FMPP Grant to Train Managers

Stacy September 29, 2009

A certificate program for market managers will provide training and education as well as networking and information sharing opportunities for market management, focusing on market governance, rules and enforcement, business planning, market growth management and recordkeeping, human relations and conflict management, marketing and outreach, food safety, and fundraising.

MIFFS & MIFMA Receive FMPP Grant to Train Managers

Stacy

A certificate program for market managers will provide training and education as well as networking and information sharing opportunities for market management, focusing on market governance, rules and enforcement, business planning, market growth management and recordkeeping, human relations and conflict management, marketing and outreach, food safety, and fundraising.

FMC Announces Market Manager Professional Development Mini-Grant Program

Stacy September 22, 2009

The Farmers Market Coalition is excited to announce its new Educational Workshop Grant program, which will offer 15-18 grants of up to $500 each to state and regional farmers markets associations to support farmers market manager and producer trainings.

USDA Launches ‘Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food’ Initiative

Stacy September 15, 2009

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced a new initiative – ‘Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food’ – to begin a national conversation to help develop local and regional food systems and spur economic opportunity.

USDA Launches 'Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food' Initiative

Stacy

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced a new initiative – ‘Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food’ – to begin a national conversation to help develop local and regional food systems and spur economic opportunity.

Value-Added Producer Grants Available

Stacy September 1, 2009

Applications for this round of funding — $18 million is available, enough for approximately 80 project grants – are due by Monday, November 30. Awards will be made in early January.

Ag. Sec. Vilsack Issues National Farmers Market Week Proclamation

FMC August 3, 2009

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today encouraged consumers to visit their local farmers markets in honor of National Farmers Market Week, which will take place from August 2-8.