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A Letter from FMC Interim Executive Director, Ben Feldman

Honesta Romberger January 24, 2019

  Dear FMC Members, It’s been three weeks since I began my new position as Interim Executive Director with the Farmers Market Coalition, and it has flown by. It is my great pleasure to take the reins of this organization for the next six months and hopefully beyond. When I began my work with local…

Technical Assistance for FMLFPP grantees

Darlene Wolnik

The Agricultural Marketing Service Resource Portal and Support Network supports awardees of the Farmers Market and Local Foods Promotions Programs (FMPP and LFPP) in the implementation of current grant projects. In partnership with the Agricultural Marketing Service, this program is led by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development at Penn State University. The project…

SSAWG Conference January 23-26, 2019 Little Rock AR

Darlene Wolnik January 18, 2019

The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) conference is coming up next week and by all accounts, a wide diversity of farmers and advocates are heading to Little Rock for it. The field trips are all sold out, but short courses, mini courses, and the full conference is still open for registration. The variety of…

Illinois Farmers Market and Food Access Manager Position

Stephanie Fenty January 16, 2019

Position: Farmers Market and Food Access Manager Organization: The Land Connection: Champaign, Illinois Reports To: Executive Director Employment Status: Part Time, Non-Exempt Salary: $14-$18/hour Summary Job Description The Farmers Market and Food Access Manager will be responsible for developing and running The Land Connection’s Champaign Farmers Market each year from May through October, as well…

Register for VAFMA’s Market Manager Certification Program- Jan. 25th- April 26th

Allie Vrtachnik January 11, 2019

VAFMA’s Market Manager Certification Program is right around the corner! ABOUT: Farmers market management requires a wide range of knowledge & skills to create a profitable market for farmers, a vibrant and diverse shopping experience for consumers, and a market that engages community partners. Market Managers have requested comprehensive training and we have heard your…

2018 FMC Board of Directors Slate of Candidates

Liz Comiskey December 7, 2018

Members of the Board of Directors are FMC member volunteers with demonstrated leadership experience in the field of farmers markets and local food, who support the FMC mission of strengthening farmers markets for the benefit of farmers, consumers, and communities. Please read the candidate biographies below and get ready to vote on January 8, 2019 after our…

FMC Perspective: Food Safety at Farmers Markets

Honesta Romberger November 16, 2018

by Ben Feldman, FMC Policy Director | ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org You may have seen the recent study released by Penn State University on food safety at farmers markets. As the study gained attention from various news outlets, members and supporters reached out to us with concerns about the way it was being reported. Some news stories contained…

Guest Instagram

Allie Vrtachnik November 15, 2018

FMC’s Guest Instagram Program Markets Share their Stories with a National Audience Each year, we invite markets and direct marketing farmers to apply to the program and choose participants to take over our Instagram account for a week. Participants are chosen using criteria such as FMC’s annual messaging goals, writing a compelling description of the…

Lynchburg Community Market awarded by Virginia Recreation & Park Society for the We Got the Beet Program

Allie Vrtachnik November 9, 2018

Jennifer Kennedy, Lynchburg Community Market Manger, attended the VRPS: Virginia Recreation & Park Society awards and We Got The Beet won 3 awards: Most Innovative Marketing Strategy for the Beet Mascot, Most Innovative Marketing Piece for the We Got The Beet song and music video, and Best Health and Wellness Initiative! Wait to go Jennifer and the…

Spotlight on the Swarthmore Farmers Market

Allie Vrtachnik November 8, 2018

Dear FMC virtual market-goer, Greetings from the Swarthmore Farmers Market! We are taking over FMC’s Instagram for the duration of two weeks to share with you a look into our market. Our market is loved by our community and for good reason! As a new “visitor” at our market, there are a few things you…