Category: Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

Farmers Market and Faith Community Partnerships: A Guide for Market Managers

Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs

The Farmers Market and Faith Community Partnership Guide is a first edition publication from Rural Advancement Foundation International. The Guide lays out how farmers market managers can identify, reach out to, and build partnerships with local faith communities that will strengthen the market’s outreach, awareness, and accessibility. The Guide includes case studies from farmers markets with existing faith community partnerships as well as resources and templates farmers market managers can use. As this is the first edition, we recognize we didn’t capture everything. If you have comments about how to improve this resource, please contact RAFI.

Published January 30, 2018 Publisher Website Download Resource Publication

New Jersey Produce Availability Chart

Farm Business and Marketing | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

New Jersey Produce Availability Chart

Published July 12, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource Promotional Material

Alabama Produce Availability Chart

Farm Business and Marketing | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

Alabama Produce Availability Chart

Published July 12, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource Promotional Material

2017 New Hampshire Farmers Market Directory

Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

Looking for a market in New Hampshire? This guide, created by the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food includes market locations, times, product mix, and contacts. The guide also denotes markets that participate in the Granite State Market Match program of the Nutrition Incentives Network. Customers using SNAP benefits will have their expenses matched dollar for dollar at these markets. A $10 match cap/market may exist (spend up to $10 using SNAP and get up to $10 match for a total of $20).

Published July 11, 2017 Download Resource Other

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

Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

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 they make in their communities. In this webinar, we cover FMC’s various resources, tools, templates and materials that can help you plan your market’s celebration, as well as tips on how to use them!

Resources mentioned in the webinar:

National Farmers Market Week Resources
National Farmers Market Week Advocacy Toolkit

Published June 21, 2017 Promotional MaterialState & Local PolicyWebinar

Farmers Market Promotion Program Report 2012

Funding and Grants | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

In the fall of 2012, the Farmers Market Coalition partnered with Market Umbrella to embark on a research project to understand the activities and impacts of the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), surveying and conducting selected interviews with FMPP grantees awarded grants between 2006 and 2011. Findings reveal that FMPP has supported a wide variety of project types, yielding a diverse set of impacts in hundreds of communities, serving and even helping build the capacity of statewide organizations. Download the full report, read the Green Paper, browse four case studies, or view a slideshow highlighting main findings.

Published June 20, 2017 Research Reports

Colorado Farm Fresh Directory

Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

This year’s directory lists more than 200 farms, roadside stands, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, u-picks, restaurants, and features more than 100 farmers’ markets across Colorado. Inside you will find information about county fairs, agricultural festivals, and extension offices as well as a crop calendar. The directory also features agritourism information on attractions such as corn mazes, wineries, and farm/ranch vacations. Our goal is to encourage residents and visitors to experience Colorado agriculture. We hope you find this directory helpful and use it throughout the year.

Published June 14, 2017 Download Resource Promotional Material

2017 Colorado Farmers Market Directory

Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

A complete list of Colorado’s 2017 Farmers Markets

Published June 14, 2017 Download Resource Promotional Material

2017 Montana Farmers Market Directory

Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

This guide contains information on Montana’s farmers markets, along with maps and a seasonal produce availability chart.

Published June 14, 2017 Download Resource Publication

Texas Produce Availability Chart

Farm Business and Marketing | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

Texas is one of the largest producers of fresh fruits and vegetables, so your choices are always endless. More than 60 commercial fruit and vegetable crops are grown in the Lone Star State — from apples to zucchini and everything in between. Experience fresh fruits and vegetables in the produce aisle of your neighborhood grocery store, farmers market, community supported agriculture farm (CSA) or pick-your-own farm. You’ll be amazed at the freshness and satisfaction of meals you prepare with produce fresh from a Texas farm near you. This handy guide will let you know when Texas produce is available. Look for the GO TEXAN mark to ensure you are getting locally grown Texas produce. For an online version of this chart and more information on Texas farmers markets, visit gotexan.org.

Texas Produce Availability Chart

Published March 24, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource Promotional Material