Training and Technical Assistance Director
Darlene Wolnik has been a national advocate and trainer for farmers markets for two decades. Her career began with extensive community organizing initiatives and innovative small business projects, before serving for a decade as the Deputy Director for New Orleans-based Market Umbrella. While on staff at MU, she also designed and ran the organization’s Marketshare project, one of the first technical assistance and resource sites for markets in the US. Since June of 2011, Darlene has consulted for dozens of market projects, assisting project and market design and growth, and data collection and analysis. She authored the 2013 Vermont Market Currency Feasibility Report, the 2014 Local Food Awareness Report for Gulfport MS, a multitude of FMC articles including the 2017 “Counting Visitors At Markets” and the 2018 article, “Designing Effective, Scalable Data Collection Tools to Measure Farmers Market Impacts” published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD). Darlene manages the Metrics and Legal Toolkit projects and training and technical assistance to FMC members and state/network partners.
Darlene can be reached at (888) 362-8177 ext 708, or firstname.lastname@example.org.