Category: News

“Market Matters” Newsletter – November 2019

This month we look at agritourism, SNAP training, creating happiness in your products and more.

Organizations to provide SNAP training

The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture has selected Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition (GSCN) to lead evaluation and training and technical assistance to GusNIP grantees. As part of the project, the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) will coordinate efforts to provide training and technical assistance to farmers markets and other farm […]

“Market Matters” Newsletter – October 2019

Market Matters – Oct. 2019

Survey results offer food for thought for struggling farmers markets

The results of a survey about why people shop – or don’t shop – at farmers markets will give market managers and vendors plenty of food for thought in devising strategies to stem the decline in sales.

“Market Matters” Newsletter – September 2019

September 2019 Market Matters This month we look at best practices for social media, Improving market performance, protecting agritourism and much more!

“Market Matters” Newsletter – August 2019

Wow! August is a busy time in Ag and this months newsletter is a reflection of that. National Farmers Market week, PA Produce Month, AYC Retail Farm Market Bus Tour, videos, podcasts and much more!

“Market Matters” Newsletter – July 2019

This month’s “Market Matters” newsletter looks at farmers markets in the digital world, grocery shopper trends, the upcoming 2019 “Are You Crazy” retail farm market tour and a video walk through of Cardiff Market in Cardiff Wales.[UNIQID]

“Market Matters” Newsletter – June 2019

10 Commandments For A Successful Retail Store, Is The Bumper Crop of Pa. Farmers Markets Putting the Squeeze on Profits?, and more  

Pittsburgh Creates an Interactive Map of Farmers Markets

The farmers market study led to the development of three broad goals for the City moving forward. First, The City of Pittsburgh should provide clear support and service for farmers markets, facilitate active partnership among all Pittsburgh markets and community partners, and create a best-in-class market to lead by example. With the strength and commitment […]

USDA Announces $23 Million in Grants Available to Local and Regional Food Systems

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced $23 million in competitive grant funding to support the development and expansion of local and regional food markets, enterprises and producer-to-consumer marketing. The Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP), authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill under the Local Agriculture Marketing Program (LAMP), covers both the […]

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