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Farmers Markets Respond to COVID-19 — Best Practices ...

As concerns about the spread of COVID-19 grow, farmers market operators are wondering how best to respond. Markets are grappling with their role as public gatherings that are vital to food access for consumers and the livelihoods of farmers. In response, market operators are developing communications, preparing contingency plans, and in some regions, beginning to…

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/covid-19-crisis-farmers-market-new-guidelines/


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National Farmers Market Week - Farmers Market Coalition

National Farmers Market Week August 2-8, 2020 Let’s celebrate Farmers Markets! National Farmers Market Week is a great opportunity to show the nation how much value markets bring to their communities. With fun events, specials, contests, and activities, the week helps to boost market attendance and visibility – while at the same time being loads…

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/national-farmers-market-week/


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National Farmers Market Week Resources - Farmers Market ...

National Farmers Market Week Resources and Templates. A main focus of FMC’s work is growing and developing the farmers market industry and supporting farmers market operators — the market managers, staff, or volunteers that organize and run their farmers market for their community week after week.

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/national-farmers-market-week/resources/?goal=0_f4a6cbdaad-d2d2356c8e-76599090&mc_cid=d2d2356c8e&mc_eid=0b4f032401


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Home - Farmers Market Coalition

FMC works to equip market managers and farmers with the tools necessary to run successful markets, while also supporting research that promotes widespread understanding of the impact of farmers markets. Information is shared through webinars, newsletters, and our Resource Library.

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Farmers Market Trivia - Farmers Market Coalition

Farmers Market TriviaDuring National Farmers Market Week, challenge your market-goers and farmers market enthusiasts with a few farmers market trivia questions! Download Now!

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/sdm_downloads/farmers-market-trivia/


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2019 Farmers Market Stats

2019 Farmers Market Stats Farmers Ma rkets K eep Farmers in the Field Farmers markets provide one of the only low-barrier entry points for new farmers, ranchers, and food entrepreneurs,

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People - Farmers Market Coalition

Board of Directors The FMC board of directors represents the farmer, consumer, and community interests served by farmers markets. Serving three year terms, the current volunteer board members include the following (click each thumbnail to read their bio and learn more): Farmers Market Coalition Staff We’re currently have openings for volunteer and contractual positions.…

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/joinus/team/


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Farmers Market Coalition Five Year Strategic Plan

iig 1 Introduction A Message From the Executive Director Since the Farmers Market Coalition was founded in 2007, it has served as a resource and a guide to farmers markets across the

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Resource Library - Farmers Market Coalition

Resource Library Welcome to the Farmers Market Coalition Resource Library, an ever-growing database of resources for farmers, market managers and researchers. These resources were developed by a wide spectrum of organizations, agencies, and academic institutions, and we are grateful for the spirit of sharing which allows us to bring a variety of tools to your…

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/education/resource-library/


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Upcoming Events and Webinars - Farmers Market Coalition

FreshLink Ambassador 1 on 1 Technical Assistance Opportunity. Apply here! On behalf of the Swetland Center for Environmental Health, we are offering nutrition incentive practitioners, (with priority given to active GusNIP grantees) the opportunity to engage with representatives of our team who will provide a total of 10, 1-hour technical assistance calls for groups interested in implementing ...

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/networking/events/


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Sharing Our Values and Standing Up Against Racism — Guest ...

The following is a guest blog post by Cara Mae Wooledge, MPH, Market Manager of Napa Farmers Market for National Farmers Market Week. During the week, we are recognizing the important work of farmers market operators as leaders in their communities. Active initiatives towards equity and inclusion are vital components of FMC’s mission to strengthen…

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/sharing-our-values-and-standing-up-against-racism/


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FMC Helps Farmers Markets Mitigate the Impacts of COVID-19 ...

For all of us, life right now involves a mix of uncertainty, fear, hope and determination. For nearly six months, the world has been grappling with the affects of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. While this has upended nearly every aspect of society, the impacts to our food system have been significant and far-reaching. As farmers…

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/fmc-helps-farmers-markets-mitigate-the-impacts-of-covid-19/


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Online SNAP Basics FAQ - farmersmarketcoalition.org

1 The Nutrition Incentive Hub (NTAE) is supported by Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Grant Program grant no. 2019-70030-30415/project accession no. 1020863 from the USDA National Institute of Food

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Online-SNAP-FAQ.pdf


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Raise Money and Build Community with Engaging Online ...

Caroline Fiore is the Development Manager for Farm Aid.She’s been part of the Farm Aid s taff since 2010, serving in various roles across the organization. She works each day to grow and deepen the connection between Farm Aid’s donors and the mission to build a vibrant, family farm-centered food system in America.

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/raise-money-and-build-community-with-engaging-online-fundraising/


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Communities of Practice Resource Kit - Farmers Market ...

This resource kit is intended to provide potential and current community leaders with information about CoPs and tools for community development. The resource kit defines the CoP approach and provides templates and guides that can be used to develop a new community or enhance an existing community. The CoP Resource Kit contains the following sections:…

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/resource/communities-of-practice-resource-kit/


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Mission Statement Archives - Farmers Market Coalition

Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance Mission Statement Stacy October 29, 2013. The NFM’s mission is “to support and strengthen Washington’s small farms and farming families by creating and operating vibrant, successful neighborhood farmers markets.

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/submission/mission-statement/


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Market Managers Fight for Community Food Access with ...

Market Managers Fight for Community Food Access with Nutrition Incentive Programs. By: Ethel Recinos Posted On: August 5, 2020 . Ever since Cheryl Whilby became the Market Manager of Schenectady Greenmarket, her dream has been to increase the purchasing power for customers using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).COVID-19 added urgency to this mission and united the Schenectady ...

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/market-managers-fight-for-community-food-access-with-nutrition-incentive-programs/


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Pricing Archives - Farmers Market Coalition

University of Minnesota Extension and the University of Minnesota Morris’ Center for Small Towns collected price data for nine popular vegetables at seven farmers markets in West Central Minnesota, as well as six mainline grocery stores and two natural food stores during peak growing season in July and August of 2014.

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/types/pricing/


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The National Direct Ag Marketing Summit - Farmers Market ...

The 2nd annual National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit will take place from October 7-9, 2019 in Rosemont, Illinois (Chicago-area). FMC will be hosting pre-Summit activities on October 7 for markets and market networks. The agenda for those activities are below: Pre-Conference Agenda 9:30am—Welcome Introduction by Ben Feldman 9:30-11:45am —State and Network Leader meeting Please ...

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/programs/the-national-direct-ag-summit/


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Farmers Markets Promote Sustainability - Farmers Market ...

Farmers Markets Promote Sustainability Behind the rows of produce, busy vendors, and eager customers, farmers markets are a bustling hub of sustainability. Local farmers deliver fresh, local food to a growing number of shoppers demanding food that is not only healthy, but environmentally friendly. But farmers markets take sustainability a step further. They also…

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/education/farmers-markets-promote-sustainability/


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Accounting & Taxes - Farmers Market Coalition

SNAP Accounting & Taxes Managing tokens requires some additional bookkeeping and documentation. A best practice used by many markets around the country is to set up a separate bank account for the token program. This greatly simplifies tracking activity, reconciling balances and reporting. You should know where all tokens are at all times. Your tracking…

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/education/snap/accounting-taxes/


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Market Manager Certification Programs - Farmers Market ...

Market manager certificate programs offer curriculum establishing best practices while also polishing leadership, outreach, and funding skills. Through these programs, market managers broaden their professional credentials and take steps to personally impact future market funding and support. Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA), currently has open registration for its 2017 Market ...

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/game-market-manager-certification-programs/


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Kentucky Archives - Farmers Market Coalition

Standing Together Against Racism: Black Lives Matter Stephanie Fenty June 3, 2020. Over the past week, the United States has been shaken by the deep inequities rooted within our justice system that have continued to destroy the lives of Black Americans like George Floyd.

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/resource_states/kentucky/


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SBU Electronic Form Version Designed in Adobe 10.0 Version

all officers, owners, partners, and members. You must enter spousal information for each owner and officer if your business is located in a community property state (AZ, CA, ID, LA, NM, NV, TX, WA, WI).

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Application-252-date-1-21.pdf


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Communities of Practice Archives - Farmers Market Coalition

The term “community of practice” is of relatively recent coinage, even though the phenomenon it refers to is age-old. The concept has turned out to provide a useful perspective on knowing and learning.

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/types/communities-of-practice/


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Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events Archives - Farmers ...

Presenter: Food Navigator and Fresh Link Ambassador programs. Interested in engaging community members with outreach, promotion, and education for your market’s nutrition incentive program? Experts will present on two different community outreach programs: FreshLink Ambassadors and Food Navigators that employ community members to spread the word about how to access fresh, healthy, locally ...

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/types/promotion-and-special-events/


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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - Farmers Market ...

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Signed into law on January 4th, 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was the first major food safety reform to take place since 1938. The goal of FSMA was to focus food safety measures on prevention, rather than emergency response, and it did so by giving the Food and…

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/advocacy/fsma/


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How to Choose the Best Credit Card Processor - Farmers ...

Recent News. Raise Money and Build Community with Engaging Online Fundraising August 4, 2020; Farmers Markets Are Essential—And So Are the Policy Relationships They Hold August 4, 2020; SDSPA: Celebrate National Farmers Market Week 2020 July 27, 2020; July Policy Update and Call to Action July 21, 2020; FMC Helps Farmers Markets Mitigate the Impacts of COVID-19 July 10, 2020

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/resource/how-to-choose-the-best-credit-card-processor/


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Farmers Markets Respond to COVID-19 — Daily Updates and ...

This post was originally published on March 9, 2020 and is updated as new information becomes available. As concerns about the spread of COVID-19 grow, farmers market operators are wondering how best to respond. Markets are grappling with their role as public gatherings that are vital to food access for consumers and the livelihoods of…

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/farmers-markets-covid19/


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Introduction to communities of practice - Farmers Market ...

The term “community of practice” is of relatively recent coinage, even though the phenomenon it refers to is age-old. The concept has turned out to provide a useful perspective on knowing and learning. A growing number of people and organizations in various sectors are now focusing on communities of practice as a key to improving…

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/resource/introduction-to-communities-of-practice/


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GusNIP Research & Resource Associate About FMC

GusNIP Research & Resource Associate About FMC: T h e F a rme rs Ma rke t Co a l i t i o n i s a 5 0 1 (c)(3 ) n o n p ro f i t d e d i ca t e d t o st re n g t h e n i n g f a rme rs

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FAQ Section 3 - Farmers Market Coalition

As the FMFNY states in the What Does it Mean to Be a Market Manager section of the Farmers Market Manager Training Manual (which also includes a sample job description), “Most market organizers and farmers will say that the single most important tool for market success is its manager.” With that said, the market manager has many responsibilities and should possess certain skills to make ...

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/education/market-manager-faq/market-staff/


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Frequently Asked Questions About EBT

Frequently Asked Questions EBT and Serving Food Stamp Customers • What is Electronic Benefit Transfer? Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) is an electronic system that allows a recipient to authorize

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Ten Principles of a Successful Farmers Market - Farmers ...

When the market management provides proper attention to detail, fair and equitable rules and regulations and is responsive to the farmers and vendors, the consumers and its surrounding community, the chances for success and longevity increase. To help farmers market managers achieve that level of success, the Farmers Market Federation of New York Developed these…

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/resource/ten-principles-of-a-successful-farmers-market/


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July Policy Update and Call to Action - Farmers Market ...

Recent News. Market Managers Fight for Community Food Access with Nutrition Incentive Programs August 5, 2020; Raise Money and Build Community with Engaging Online Fundraising August 4, 2020; Farmers Markets Are Essential—And So Are the Policy Relationships They Hold August 4, 2020; SDSPA: Celebrate National Farmers Market Week 2020 July 27, 2020; July Policy Update and Call to Action July ...

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/july-policy-update-and-call-to-action/


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Funding Opportunities - Farmers Market Coalition

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES Numerous local, state, federal, and foundation grant programs—such as the long-running Farmers Market Promotion Program—have been instrumental in expanding farmers markets and programs across the country. View details on how to apply to each of the programs below. Click on the table for up-to-date deadlines. Click the image below to download a pdf…

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/education/funding-opportunities/


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BLM mask - Farmers Market Coalition

Enter your email for fresh farmers market news, updates, and events. After submitting this form, you'll get a confirmation email — once you confirm, you'll get a coupon for 10% off anything in the FMC store!

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/sharing-our-values-and-standing-up-against-racism/blm-mask-2/


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Advocacy - Farmers Market Coalition

FMC Advocacy Resources and Actions. FMC is an active member of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, through which it continues to advocate for farmers market-friendly food safety regulations, EBT assistance, and direct agricultural marketing programs.If you would like to invite your elected officials to tour your market and learn about its work, schedule a strategy session with a ...

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/advocacy/


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FMC Mini-Grants Support SNAP Programs Across the Country ...

FMC Mini-Grants Support SNAP Programs Across the Country. Posted On: March 20, 2019 . Last year, FMC awarded seven $500 SNAP Mini-Grants to farmers markets and farmers across the country who displayed a clear commitment to expanding SNAP programming, and connecting SNAP shoppers in their communities to healthy, affordable food.

https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/fmc-snap-mini-grant-markets-make-a-difference/