There’s Still Time!

      Posted On: December 28, 2012

Can you imagine living in a world without farmers markets? FMC has been working to ensure that you never have to. You know what we’re up against—an entrenched industrial food system that disadvantages small diversified farms and has unfortunate health and economic consequences. Farmers markets are a bright spot, offering a future that’s better for farmers, consumers and communities.

Farmers markets provide so much more than fresh food to their communities. In her 2012 Inspiration Essay, Alice White eloquently explained the significant role that the market plays in her life. She shared, “Each week our market display is the culmination of weeks, months, and years of work and each week our community comes out and supports this work, taking home with them a living and real part of our lives. We provide sustenance for our customers, our community, and they in turn provide the same for us. This rhythmic reciprocation, this sharing of support, is in essence the pulse of our lives.”

There’s still time to make a gift to the Farmers Market Coalition and get a tax deduction for 2012. Help us continue to advocate for farmers market friendly policy at state and federal levels, in addition to providing educational resources, networking opportunities and technical assistance.

Donate $50 or more by December 31st for a chance to win a tent and accessories from Canopies by Fred. And as a special treat during our last week, two donors will receive $100 gift certificates to Bogs Footwear! Bogs makes comfortable, hardworking boots and shoes perfect for taking you to the garden, the field or the market!

I hope you’ll join us in the effort to build a stronger, healthier local food system.

With great appreciation and warm wishes for the New Year,

Farmers Market Coalition