Behind the Scenes of the Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit

Mykalee McGowan April 13, 2022

In this hour-long discussion Sagdrina Jalal, Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit Lead Facilitator and FMC Project Manager Rachael Ward discussed the origins of the partnership structure that has supported the toolkit’s creation, why anti-racism work is important for all farmers market organizations to engage with, and plans for continuing to grow and adapt the toolkit. Check…

Additional Incentives Roundtable

Alex Canepa May 12, 2021

An inspiring panel on the power of additional incentives paired with SNAP programs at Farmers Markets with Erin Molnar (Produce Perks Midwest), Amanda Osborne (Ohio State University Extension), Richard McCarthy (Think like Pirates) and Jackie Hammond-Williams (PoP Club). The panel discusses all things additional incentives — what it takes to run a program, challenges, partnerships,…

Questions and Coffee LIVE with Richard McCarthy

Hannah Fuller March 4, 2021

Richard McCarthy of Think Like Pirates went  LIVE! On Feb 25th, we started our morning off with Questions and Coffee—a Facebook Live event. We talked with Richard about his recent paper with FMC: “The Origins of Incentives” and took live questions from viewers. Missed the fun? Enjoy the recording of the live conversation below. Stay…

Oregon Farmers Market Association 2020 Census Results

Rachael February 19, 2021

Oregon Farmers Market Association recently released results from its 2020 census of farmers markets in a webinar titled “What Happened at Oregon Farmers Markets in 2020.” This presentation holds interesting stats about sales, attendance, and vendor level trends. It also dives into subjects like how Oregon farmers markets responded to COVID-19, widespread wildfires, and calls…

EBT Tech Bytes: Device Category Overview

Katie Myhre February 3, 2021

FMC presents Tech Bytes: quick sessions covering topics on technology, especially pertaining to EBT. Our first session provides a brief scan of the three categories of point-of-sale devices: wired, wireless, and mobile, as well as discusses the emergence of loyalty card systems that may eventually help markets replace token-based models. For a downloadable PDF with…

The Boise Farmers Market Reinvents Itself

Diana Broadaway October 19, 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Boise Farmers Market refines a drive-thru market to keep customers safe and local food flowing.  

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…

Agricultural Institute of Marin: Setting Up Your Farmers Market Booth Under COVID-19 Guidelines

Diana Broadaway May 12, 2020

Farmers Markets are essential services during the current Shelter-In-Place order. This video shares some helpful tips for Market Participants (vendors) setting up their booth at farmers markets during the COVID-19 outbreak.  

Success with SNAP: Equipment and Outreach Essentials for SNAP Programs

Liz Comiskey February 8, 2017

   More than 6,000 farmers markets and farmers across the country now accept SNAP. When farmers markets accept SNAP, it helps increase revenue for small and beginning farmers, while making it possible for low-income families to access healthy, affordable food: the ultimate win-win. In this webinar, we discuss equipment and outreach essentials for SNAP Programs…

Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant Writing Webinars

FMC August 20, 2015

These videos are directly from the curriculum taught in the Agricultural Marketing Service Technical Assistance Project’s in-person workshop training on applying for Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) and Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) grants.