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Writing Anti-Racist Farmers Market Work Into Your FMPP Proposal

Honesta Romberger April 26, 2023

Funding Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit Implementation through FMPP A year ago, The Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit came into the world, created by twelve Black food systems experts and led by Sagdrina Jalal and Nedra Deadwyler. It’s hard to believe that it’s been only twelve months! As farmers market operators and their communities seek to operationalize…

Anti-Racist Toolkit Work Group

Amelia Dortch March 3, 2022

THE TEAM BEHIND ANTI-RACIST FARMERS MARKETSThe Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit was developed by a group of Black food systems leaders and market managers like Shiny Flanary of Come Thru Market (pictured), to help offer ways for managers to put the concepts of anti-racism into practice and action within farmers markets. The work is intended to…

Anti-racism resource list

Diana Broadaway June 3, 2020

This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.  

Behind the Scenes of the Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit

Mykalee McGowan April 13, 2022

In this hour-long discussion Sagdrina Jalal, Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit Lead Facilitator and FMC Project Manager Rachael Ward discussed the origins of the partnership structure that has supported the toolkit’s creation, why anti-racism work is important for all farmers market organizations to engage with, and plans for continuing to grow and adapt the toolkit. Check…

Lessons in Process: What we’ve learned supporting the development of an Anti-racist Toolkit for Farmers Markets

Mykalee McGowan September 1, 2021

Since January, FMC has been supporting a work group of 10 Black food systems experts to develop an anti-racist toolkit for farmers markets. Led by Sagdrina Jalal (Lead Technical Advisor/Facilitator) and Nedra Deadwyler (Lead Researcher & Content Builder), this work group has been meeting monthly to examine farmers markets at a high level, identifying the…

Beyond Equity Statements: Black food leaders building an anti-racist toolkit for farmers markets

Hannah Fuller February 3, 2021

Farmers markets have benefited from the reputation of being inherently good for people, communities, and economies. It’s easy to frame markets in this positive light. A farmers market search will bring up images of outdoor markets with smiling shoppers connecting with their neighbors and local farmers. These images will also reveal the unfortunate fact that…

2024 Call for FMC Board Nominations

Honesta Romberger April 9, 2024

FMC invites interested individuals to nominate themselves for candidacy in the upcoming 2024 annual Board of Directors election. Five seats are available for this election cycle. Our volunteer Board of Directors is composed of individuals with proven leadership in farmers markets or sustainable food systems, aligned with FMC’s mission to strengthen farmers markets for the…

Farmers Market Managers are Eager to Make Change: A Report on the Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit Community of Practice in 2022-23

Honesta Romberger August 6, 2023

By Nedra Deadwyler and Nina Budabin McQuown The Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit is a framework designed by Black food systems leaders for market managers to implement anti-racist practices throughout their farmers market community to improve experiences of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). When the toolkit came out a year ago, the response was enormous!…

2023 Call for FMC Board Nominations

Mykalee McGowan November 25, 2022

FMC is currently soliciting nominees who are interested in running for a seat on the Board of Directors during the 2023 annual election. There are 4 seats available in the 2023 election. FMC’s volunteer Board of Directors consists of individuals with demonstrated leadership experience in the field of farmers markets or sustainable food systems, and…

Winter Reading for Market Managers

Mykalee McGowan November 10, 2022

Summer is definitely over–despite the last few green tomatoes hanging around on my drooping backyard vines–and many markets are slowing down for the season, closing up shop entirely, or moving into smaller or warmer digs for winter. The darker months ahead are a great time for lots of things: drinking hot beverages, cross-country skiing, avoiding…