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Mini-Grant Program

Emma Hansen October 31, 2018

FMC’s Mini-Grant Program FMC’s first ever Mini-Grant Program was designed to help SNAP programs across the country. Read more below!   What is the Mini-Grant Program?   In the summer of 2018, farmers markets across the nation received shocking news: Novo Dia Group (NDG), the country’s largest processor of SNAP EBT at farmers markets announced…

Maine Federation of Farmers Markets Seeks ED

Liz Comiskey October 16, 2018

Position: Executive Director The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) seeks a visionary and committed leader to grow our organization. MFFM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to strengthening Maine farms, farmers, and farmers’ markets. We are the only statewide organization in Maine representing the interests of direct-to-consumer farmers and producers. MFFM provides support to Maine’s…

FMC Announces SNAP Mini-Grant Program Recipients

Allie Vrtachnik October 12, 2018

After careful consideration, FMC is excited to announce the first round of our SNAP Mini-Grant Program recipients! Congratulations to the following farmers markets and farm stands: Glenwood Sunday Market – Chicago, Illinois Dedicated to inclusivity, Glenwood Sunday Market will use their grant programs to create and distribute SNAP program promotional materials in Spanish with the…

Novo Dia Group Shutdown *Info Page* Now Live

Honesta Romberger July 20, 2018

In response to the recent news regarding the shutdown of Novo Dia Group (NDG) – one of the largest providers of SNAP EBT payment processing equipment to farmers market and direct-marketing farmers in the county – FMC created an Info Page where impacted markets and farmers, as well as leaders and organizations keeping an eye on the issue…

Novo Dia Group Shutdown Information

Emma Hansen July 17, 2018

Live Updates: Novo Dia Group Shutdown Summary of the Situation: On July 2, 2018, Novo Dia Group (NDG) announced it will go out of business July 31, 2018, effectively ending their MobileMarket+ app, program formally known as MarketLink, and terminating service to their customers. NAFMNP has recently stepped in to provide funding that will keep…

New Information Regarding Novo Dia Group Shutdown

Honesta Romberger July 16, 2018

EDIT: this blog post (the information below the dotted line) was posted July 16, 2018. Since then, FMC published a ‘Novo Dia Group Shutdown Info Page’ where impacted markets and farmers, as well as leaders and organizations keeping an eye on the issue can go to find the latest news, updates, statements, FAQs, fundraisers, advocacy efforts, and…

Farm Bill Update: Our Best Opportunity for Action

Honesta Romberger April 27, 2018

by Ben Feldman, FMC Policy Specialist | ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org Last week, the House Agriculture Committee passed a version of the farm bill on a strict party line vote. The Committee entertained very few amendments, and as a result, the bill that now goes to the House floor is little changed from the original version introduced by…

Greater Franklin Food Council presents Growing Roots

Liz Comiskey April 20, 2018

FARMINGTON – A new focus on food systems in greater Franklin County has come together in the form of the Greater Franklin Food Council – a team dedicated to gaining a better understanding of the food scene in the area. “We look at all areas of food, including, but not limited to, food insecurity,” United…

Countryside Winter Farmers Market: Where Recreation Meets Agriculture

Allie Vrtachnik December 20, 2017

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…

Kokomo Downtown Farmers Market: A Market on a Mission.

Allie Vrtachnik November 29, 2017

Kokomo, Indiana is known as “the City of Firsts”. It was in Kokomo that the first American automobile was commercially produced, the first pneumatic rubber tire, first carburetor, first stainless steel, first push button car radio, the first commercially-produced can of tomato juice, and first mechanical corn picker. Kokomo residents are proud of their city’s…