Farmers Market Support Program Director
Darlene Wolnik (Wahl-nik) has been a national advocate and trainer for farmers markets for more than 20 years. Her pre-market careers include human resources positions, community organizing, and small business projects before serving a decade as Market Umbrella’s Deputy Director. While on staff there, she designed and ran one of the first free farmers market resource sites in the US. Since then, Darlene has consulted for dozens of markets assisting with design, operations, data collection, and analysis support. She has worked with FMC since its inception and joined as staff in 2015.
Current focus: Dar oversees all farmers market support staff projects and leads the networking of market leaders, analysis of the farmers market sector, and the collection and development of technology and tools appropriate for markets including FMC’s Metrics platform and the FM Legal Toolkit.
Pronouns: she / her / hers
Darlene lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, traditionally known as Bulbancha. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Led the design of the Why Hunger Community Food Justice Toolkit in 2012
- 2013 Vermont Market Currency Feasibility Report
- 2014 Local Food Awareness Report for Gulfport MS
- Collaborated on a multitude of FMC articles including “Designing Effective, Scalable Data Collection Tools to Measure Farmers Market Impacts,” “Farmers markets as a strategy for improving food environments,” and “Iteration, Innovation, and Collaboration: Supporting farmers markets’ response to COVID-19”