Record Number of Communities Proclaim Farmers Market Week 2022

By: Maranda Raskin, FMC Policy Intern       Posted On: August 15, 2022

National Farmers Market Week Proclamation from the USDA.

Earlier in July, the U.S Department of Agriculture proclaimed the first full week of August as National Farmers Market Week for the 23rd year in a row! FMC celebrated with hundreds of other farmers markets and food based organizations across the country. We shared stories of incredible markets across the country, held webinars on a variety of topics, and connected with elected officials to advocate for farmers markets. It was another successful celebration and we will continue to celebrate farmers markets year round! A few years ago, FMC began providing proclamation templates in our advocacy toolkit for states, counties and cities to proclaim Farmers Market Week in their communities. This year we were thrilled to see that 20 municipalities and states developed proclamations! This is an all-time record for Farmers Market Week.

Creating these proclamations during National Farmers Market Week not only fosters relationships between farmers markets and elected officials, but they also provide a historical record of what communities value, how we feed people, and how we build community. It is exciting to see the importance of farmers markets recognized at the government level and Farmers Market Week celebrated all across the country! 

Read more about how FMC engages with elected officials in our Updated 2022 Policy Priorities Blog Post and how this was the first International Farmers Market Week as well

In 2022 the following states and areas proclaimed August 7th-13th, 2022 as Farmers Market Week:

Did your state, county or city proclaim Farmers Market Week but we missed it? Let us know by emailing with the proclamation! We’d love to make sure it’s included.