The latest edition of the Farmers' Market Coalition Newsletter offers some interesting reading plus a insurance webinar series.  Read More In This Issue: A New Year Letter from the Board FMC Announces Insurance Webinar Series to Start January 31 FMC Seeks Resource Librarians Successes to Celebrate in Food Safety Legislation […]

FMC Newsletter

National Farmers' Markets Directory Released <>* The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the 2010 National Farmers' Market Directory lists 6,132 operational farmers markets, representing 16 percent growth over 2009 when the agency reported 5,274. The 2010 National Farmers' Market Directory results is being released as part of National Farmers' […]

National Farmers’ Markets Directory Released

The Wallace Center publishes innovative ideas for markets and for small farmers. For some fresh ideas, check out their online resource library this winter. Recruiting Vendors For A Farmers Market Publication

Recruiting Vendors For A Farmers Market

Guide for Opening Farmers' Markets on Federal Property The U. S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service released "Opening a Farmers Market on Federal Property: A Guide for Market Operators and Building Managers" (PDF/262KB). The publication was jointly published by the Urban Development/Good Neighbor Program of General Services Administration, which […]

Guide for Opening Farmers’ Markets on Federal Property

New Food Safety Report:  On Thursday, September 10, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and Food and Water Watch released an excellent new food safety report <>, "Bridging the GAPS: Strategies to Improve Produce Safety, Preserve Farm Diversity and Strengthen Local Food Systems."  Written by Elanor Starmer and Marie […]

New Food Safety Report: Bridging the GAPs

A special report on farmers markets in Oregon. It focuses on the dynamics of market startups, closures, and manager turnover. It examines data for markets that closed and offers recommendations to enhance market success.

Insights on Why Farmers’ Markets Close