Category: News

“Market Matters” – August

PA Produce month, Dreyer Farms, SNAP news and more! https://mailchi.mp/b0545b5c02b6/market-matters-newsletter-august?e=c968fa9f92

NY: GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES PLAN TO PROTECT SNAP RECIPIENTS’ ACCESS TO FARMERS MARKETS

Diane Eggert, Executive Director of the Farmers Market Federation of NY, said, “Losing access to SNAP through the Novo Dia Group would have been devastating to farmers’ markets. Low income consumers would lose access to fresh, healthy and locally grown foods, while our state’s farmers would have lost significant income that is critical to supporting our […]

Link to Latest Info on MarketLink and Novo Dia Shutdown

To Keep up with the latest information on What is happening with Novo Dia and MarketLink and their shutdown come the end of July, The Farmers Market Coalition is providing the latest info on their website : https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/new-information-regarding-novo-dia-group-shutdown/  

MarketLink Goes Out of Business

Novo Dia Group and their MarketLink program are going out of business. The equipment provided by MarketLink and their app will cease to work by the end of the month. Novo Dia says they will be contacting markets and farms who are using the equipment to let them know. USDA FNS is aware and are […]

Job Opportunity

Market Manager wanted for The Wild Ramp market in WV. Click here for more info:http://wildramp.org/open-positions/

SAVE 50% on Your Membership Fee Thanks to Sponsorship from PA Preferred!

Thank you to PA Preferred for their generous sponsorship offer of a 50% match on each new membership for 2018 IF you are a member of PA Preferred which is easy and FREE! To Join, go to the “Becoming A Member” page and you can sign up online or download a membership form. Go to: […]

Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) Applicant Webinars

The USDA is hosting a webinar for those who are planning on applying for a FMPP or LFPP grant. For more information go to: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAMS/bulletins/1e24cc0  

Stagnant, Saturated, or Ready to Surge? Strategic Marketing Investments for Vermont’s Direct to Consumer Markets

This report was commissioned by NOFA-VT to understand how current trends in food retailing and consumer values shape the opportunities and challenges for Vermont’s direct-to-consumer food marketers. The report is based on secondary research and interviews with 28 direct marketing stakeholders conducted from June– September 2017. Link to the report: https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/1-66fc51da018bd946fb1dfb74f4bea1e7/2018/02/Direct-Market-Report-Final.pdf

Farmers Market Legal Toolkit is launched

The Farmers Market Legal Toolkit includes legal resources, best practice recommendations, and case studies for market leaders on selecting and enhancing business structures, accepting SNAP benefits, and managing common risks. www.farmersmarketlegaltoolkit.org   

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