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The Challenge of Indoor Market Operations During a Pandemic

Diana Broadaway May 4, 2021

In the Fall of 2020, Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) brought together a small group of winter market operators into a Community of Practice (CoP). That group was faced with the daunting challenge of trying to operate their usual indoor market spaces while following CDC protocols for mandates and restrictions.  This small group participated in monthly…

Technology Companies

Katie Myhre April 27, 2021

Partnerships with Tech Companies, Developers, and More Farmers Market Coalition supports developers, organizations, and tech experts who have big visions to use technology to solve real problems for farmers markets and farm businesses. Whether you’re innovating on point of sale technology or designing new ways for open-air sites to measure attendance or other impacts, we…

Beautiful Photos for Busy Market Operators Webinar

Hannah Fuller April 21, 2021

It’s a perfect day — the sun is shining, your market is full of happy customers, and the produce is looking extra vibrant. You take out your phone to capture the moment and when you look at your screen — the image doesn’t do your market justice. Does this sound familiar? You’re not alone! Good…

Beyond SNAP: Incentives for WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Alex Canepa April 14, 2021

Farmers Market Coalition is pleased to offer its second practitioner paper published through the Nutrition Incentive Hub, “Beyond SNAP: Incentives for Voucher and Coupon Programs,” by Erin Molnar and Amanda Osborne . Though SNAP incentives support the needs of many, hunger persists just outside the income threshold for eligibility. As a response, Countryside Food and…

Qiana Mickie

Hannah Fuller April 12, 2021

Qiana is a food systems and equity consultant. For over 11 years, she has worked on fostering racial, economic, and environmental equity within regional food/farm systems. Qiana is also active in local and international policy on issues such as food sovereignty, land tenure, and health. Qiana serves on the International Council of Urgenci, the Coordination…

Julialynne Walker

Hannah Fuller March 4, 2021

Anti-Racist Toolkit for Farmers Markets Work Group Member Julialynne is passionate about food justice — the connections between healthy food, growing healthy food and marketing healthy food, especially within traditionally African-American communities as an outgrowth of her international public health and African Diaspora work.  She has facilitated a seven month course in urban farming sponsored…

InTents: The Farmers Market Conference – FMC Preview

Hannah Fuller March 3, 2021

As the weather starts to warm up and we head into spring, many farmers markets operators are wrapping up a season of learning through virtual conferences, meetings, and training. One of our favorite gatherings of farmers market operators and vendors is the InTents: The Farmers Market Conference, hosted by Farmers Market Pros.  The conference season…

Online SNAP at Markets: On the Horizon, not out of reach

Katie Myhre February 24, 2021

Online SNAP: On the horizon, not out of reach.  In March 2020, the world went online. Restaurants, retailers, and farmers alike were suddenly asked to sell their products via pre-order, curbside pickup, “contactless” delivery, or any variation of the new household terms COVID-19 brought us. In the first three months of the U.S. outbreak alone,…

Buy Local Even in South Dakota’s Winter Months

Diana Broadaway February 19, 2021

For Immediate Release: Feb. 18, 2021 Online link: https://sdspecialtyproducers.org/2021/02/03/winter-months/ Buy Local Even in South Dakota’s Winter Months Yankton, S.D.- Most South Dakotans think of local foods as seasonal items. But even through our cold winters, more and more local food hubs, farmers markets and direct to consumer producers are open for business year-round. Our access to fresh,…

Qiana Mickie

Hannah Fuller February 18, 2021

Anti-Racist Toolkit for Farmers Markets Workgroup Member Qiana is a food systems and equity consultant. For over 11 years, she has worked on fostering racial, economic, and environmental equity within regional food/farm systems. Qiana is also active in local and international policy on issues such as food sovereignty, land tenure, and health. Qiana serves on…