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Indiana Offers Specialty Crop Marketing Grants

Stacy February 6, 2008

On January 30th, 2008, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) announced the availability of specialty crop grant funds made possible by the Specialty Crop Block Grant provided by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Through four different programs, ISDA seeks to increase specialty crop marketing opportunities. All are provided at no cost to producers.…

1890 University Farmers Market Pilot Site Visits

Honesta Romberger June 26, 2024

In the fall of 2023, FMC Project Manager, Diana Broadaway, and USDA Market Manager, Toi Thompson and Assistant Manager, Tomi Ajiboye, made in-person visits to the three universities participating in the 1890 University Farmers Market Pilot as part of a cooperative agreement between FMC and the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service titled “Increasing Food Access through…

Fruit & Vegetable Education Pilot Site Visits

Honesta Romberger

As FMC and our partners at the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service work through the reporting and resource development phase of the Fruit and Vegetable Education Pilot, part of our cooperative agreement “Increasing Food Access through Farmers Market Implementation and Education with Underserved Community Focus”, we would like to share some reflections from our in-person visits…

Farm Bill Update and Call to Action

Honesta Romberger May 3, 2024

On Wednesday, both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees released competing proposals for Farm Bill legislation. The outlines both come with differing levels of detail and represent major philosophical differences between the parties in control of their respective chambers. While neither chamber has released actual bill text yet, the proposals released Wednesday help to project…

USDA Improves FMLFPP Thanks to FMC Recommendations

Honesta Romberger March 12, 2024

USDA-AMS recently released the Request for Proposals under the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Programs, also referred to as FMPP and LFPP under the Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP). This year, they have implemented changes to the program which come as a result of FMC recommendations to make the program more effective in meeting…

USDA Announces Grant Funding and New Resources Available for Local and Regional Food Systems Development

Honesta Romberger March 4, 2024

USDA Announces Grant Funding and New Resources Available for Local and Regional Food Systems Development Release No.: 46-24 Contact:  Public Affairs (202) 720-8998 PA@usda.gov WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of approximately $26 million for the Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP) to help local and regional food…

University of Wisconsin and FMC Awarded USDA AFRI Grant to Grow Customer Base at Farmers Markets

Honesta Romberger January 16, 2024

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE University of Wisconsin and Farmers Market Coalition Awarded USDA AFRI Grant to Grow Customer Base at Farmers Markets January 16, 2024 – The Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), 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…

Charisse McGill

Bec Sloane July 20, 2023

Executive Director Charisse’s introduction into the local food industry came through a suburban Philadelphia Farmers Market, where she served as the Market Manager for seven seasons. During that time she grew the market to be second largest in the Philadelphia area and had the unique opportunity to work with local independent food producers. The experience…

Farmers Market Organizations Wanted for National Research Study

Honesta Romberger May 26, 2023

FMC is sharing an opportunity to participate in a research study on farmers market organizations, conducted by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Services (AMS) and Dr. Hilary King at Emory University. They want your help to identify farmers markets across the country. Many farmers markets are run by organizations that exist to manage that one market. But just…

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…