Category: PA Farm Updates

USDA Announces the 2020 National Farmers Market Managers Survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service today announced the opening of the 2020 National Farmers Market Manager Survey. The survey, conducted by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, will estimate the number of farmers markets in the United States and share general information about market organizational characteristics, agricultural business support activities and market […]

Farmers Market Coalition Guidance on COVID-19 at Farmers Markets

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 […]

Job Opportunity – Berks County Farm Market

Individual will manage a 4th generation family-owned farm market located in southeast PA. Info and job description here: https://pafarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/WO-Farm-Market-Manager-Job-Post-Rev-B-1.pdf

“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. https://www.recordonline.com/news/20190826/survey-results-offer-food-for-thought-for-struggling-farmers-markets

“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. https://mailchi.mp/7270d0d9546b/market-matters-newsletter-pafarm-542103?e=[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 https://us17.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=6135c95d80dd4ee0379a4d8c6&id=82413bbd52  

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 […]

“Market Matters” newsletter – March 2019

National Nutrition Month, “Under The Ground” program from Penn State Extension, video, webinar links and more. https://mailchi.mp/93570dc23e50/market-matters-newsletter-october-457111?e=[UNIQID]

“Market Matters” Newsletter – February 2019

PA Farm Markets is 1 year old, Farmers Market programs at the PASA conference, Penn State Extension’s new program, “Under The Ground” and more. https://us17.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=6135c95d80dd4ee0379a4d8c6&id=5373700c2d

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