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Farmers Market Food Safety

Alex Canepa August 22, 2019

Penn State Extension online course aims to educate farmers market vendors on food safety UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new Penn State Extension online course can help farmers market vendors advance their knowledge of food safety practices and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. The “Farmers Market Food Safety” course teaches new and established farmers…

Fresh Link Ambassador Program Webinar

Alex Canepa March 6, 2019

The webinar described the components of the FreshLink Ambassador Program model.

Get Ready for National Farmers Market Week: An Overview of FMC’s Resources to Help You Prepare

Liz Comiskey June 21, 2017

National Farmers Market Week (NFMW) is a yearly celebration sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that highlights the important role farmers markets play in the nation’s food system. NFMW allows farmers markets to take center stage on a national level, and is an opportunity for all markets to showcase the meaningful impacts…

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…

Trust but Verify Practical Tips to Build Vendor Integrity at Your Farmers Market

Jen O'Brien August 3, 2016

  Farmers, as well as shoppers, rely on farmers markets to check all vendors’ claims and business practices. Because trust is a core feature of the farmers market brand, this task is critical. However, it is increasingly challenging given the diversity of operations, number of products, regional microclimates, layers of permits, distances between farms and…