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Kokomo Downtown Farmers Market: A Market on a Mission.

Allie Vrtachnik November 29, 2017

Kokomo, Indiana is known as “the City of Firsts”. It was in Kokomo that the first American automobile was commercially produced, the first pneumatic rubber tire, first carburetor, first stainless steel, first push button car radio, the first commercially-produced can of tomato juice, and first mechanical corn picker. Kokomo residents are proud of their city’s…

FMC Seeks a New Crop of Leaders!

Liz Comiskey November 20, 2017

  Some of the FMC Board of Directors and staff at the 2016 retreat in Washington, DC. The Board of Directors of the Farmers Market Coalition is currently soliciting qualified nominations for upcoming positions on the Board of Directors. This is an excellent opportunity to take a leadership role in a growing nonprofit organization dedicated…

Disaster Resources for Markets and Farmers

Alex Canepa August 31, 2017

Emergency Resources for Markets and Farmers When it comes to preparation, there is no way to truly prepare for the impact of natural disaster, but you can prepare your market, vendors, and shoppers for what comes next. Farmers markets across the country have navigated the recovery and rebuilding process and learned some key lessons. Please…

Moscow Farmers Market: Driving Local Economy

Allie Vrtachnik August 22, 2017

Home to the University of Idaho and less than 10 miles away from Washington University sits Moscow, Idaho. At its center, on Main Street in Friendship Square, the long established Moscow Farmers Market pops up every Saturday, May through October. This rural, northern Idaho city champions the market because it is at the heart of…

Stephanie Fenty August 9, 2017

Durham Double Bucks Program Working to Change the City of Medicine into a Community of Health Two farmers’ markets – Durham Farmers’ Market and South Durham Farmers’ Market – collaborated to begin Double Bucks. This story features the larger and more established of the two markets, Durham Farmers’ Market. Before introducing Double Bucks, the markets…

2009 FMPP Grantee: Columbia Farmers Market

Stephanie Fenty June 20, 2017

Innovative Marketing Helps Farmers Grow Healthy Communities FMPP grant connects community partners, grows customer bases Columbia, Missouri – In 2009, the Columbia Farmers Market recognized that its growing customer base was not reflective of Columbia’s great diversity, and very little of the $5 million spent on food in Boone County through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…

Press Releases

Honesta Romberger June 15, 2017

Press Releases University of Wisconsin and Farmers Market Coalition Awarded USDA AFRI Grant to Grow Costumer Base at Farmers Markets January 16, 2024 – The Farmers Market Coalition, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is excited to announce an award from the USDA Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) grant program to strengthen the…

Glenwood Sunday Market: The Ring Heard Around the Park

Allie Vrtachnik June 6, 2017

“We like to say that the entire world is encapsulated in our tiny geographic area of Chicago,” Sustainability Director & Market Director Sheree Moratto says of her Glenwood Sunday Market. In Chicago’s far northeast side, you’ll find Rogers Park, a lively neighborhood where common languages include Arabic, Bhutanese, French, Igbo, Nepali, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu.…

Stephanie Fenty

Stephanie Fenty April 25, 2017

Stephanie got her start in local food by working for The Land Connection (TLC), a nonprofit focused on training new farmers and preserving farmland in Central Illinois. In 2014, she helped to establish the Champaign Farmers Market in her role as office manager and assistant farmers market manager. Organizing efforts in fundraising, event planning, operations,…

Swati J. Shah, MD, MPH, FACOG

Stephanie Fenty April 7, 2017

Shopping at farmers markets, gardening fruits, flowers, vegetables and herbs at home and volunteering her time in fundraising has been a part of Swati’s life for as long as she can remember. She enjoys serving others and believes that healthy markets make for healthy communities. With previous board experience at FMC and other nonprofits and…