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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.…

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…

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…

A Farmer & Food Hub’s Guide to Increasing Average Order Size

Alex Canepa November 8, 2022

New Free Resource for Farmers & Food Hubs Selling Online “A Farmer and Food Hub’s Guide to Increasing Average Order Value” The latest downloadable guide from LFM is all about how online markets sell more local food with every order. You can check out the guide for free instant download here: https://home.localfoodmarketplace.com/aov-guide-download/ What’s in this…

Summer Advocacy Rundown 2022

Hannah Fuller September 26, 2022

It’s been a busy summer at the Farmers Market Coalition! Not only did we celebrate National Farmers Market Week and break all of the previous year’s records for overall engagement, but we’ve also been advocating all summer for our 2022 Policy Priorities. We started out by updating our policy priorities to reflect the feedback from…

2022 National Poster Contest Winners

Ellie Wong August 8, 2022

The Farmers Market Coalition and Farm Aid are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 National Farmers Market Poster Contest. After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we’re thrilled to bring back this annual contest celebrating the creativity and diversity of America’s farmers markets by showcasing market posters on a national level. We…

Profile: Jefferson County Farmers Markets

Mykalee McGowan August 5, 2022

For #FarmersMarketWeek, we are featuring a few amazing markets across the nation that are doing impactful work in their communities. Next up is Jefferson County Farmers Markets in Washington. 1. What is the mission of your market? The Jefferson County Farmers Markets (JCFM) support local farmers and artisans with vibrant marketplaces that cultivate community and…