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: What’s in this…

Effective Communication in the Cultural Marketplace

Mykalee McGowan October 1, 2021

Chapter 6: Happy Vendors, Happy Managers from the Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit provides excellent background reading for considering ways communication and culture intersect at the market, including with immigrant vendors.

Coronavirus Outbreak: The COVID-19 Pandemic

Alex Canepa August 26, 2020

From the latest headlines about the global coronavirus crisis to practical advice on how you can protect yourself and your loved ones at home We make sure that all the medical professionals on the front-line share advice to help inspire and enable self-care during the pandemic.

Civil Eats: Food Justice & Indigenous Foodways

Diana Broadaway June 9, 2020

Links to Civil Eats Food + Policy articles related to Food Justice and Indigenous Foodways  

Designing an effective, scalable data collection tool to measure farmers market impacts

Alex Canepa

The need for an updated framework for all types of farmers markets and the varied levels of capacity to share the impacts of their work led to the develop- ment of the Farmers Market Metrics (Metrics) program at the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), a nonprofit working to strengthen farmers markets across the country. This essay…

Scene On Radio Podcast: Seeing White

Diana Broadaway June 4, 2020

Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics. Unending racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice, and hiring. Some of this feels new, but in truth it’s an old story. Why? Where did the…

Do the work: an anti-racist reading list

Diana Broadaway

What will happen after this news cycle is over and social media posts about diversity die down? Layla F Saad chooses books to fortify a long-term struggle.  

Finding Food Justice At The Farmers Market

Diana Broadaway June 3, 2020

The Georgia Farmers Market Association is trying to bring awareness to the issue and help overcome barriers to access. Its initiatives connect small growers with communities that don’t have good options to buy fresh, high-quality meat and produce. To get the word out about issues of food insecurity and food equity, the association is launching Just Food…

Indiana Public Radio: Farmers Markets And Whiteness

Diana Broadaway

This week we’re devoting most of the show to a discussion of farmers markets and whiteness. We’ll be speaking with farmers, shoppers, organizers and authors about the culture of farmers markets and some of the barriers people of color can face in participating in farmers’ markets, as vendors or as customers.  

FARM 2 FACTS – Alfonso Morales, PhD

Diana Broadaway May 21, 2020

“COVID: What Can Government Officials Learn from Farmers Market Managers?” Farmers markets operate on a few simple principles: They connect locally produced crafts and foods with consumers. They are places consumers practice community. They convey information and opportunities people will discover and make their own. For generations, marketplaces have contributed to the community in many…