Farmers’ Market

Potential economic crisis from COVID-19 faces farmers’ markets across US

Across the country, farmers' markets operators – the organizations and individuals who plan, coordinate, and run America’s farmers' markets, are engaging in herculean efforts to protect their communities from COVID-19. But even as interest in local foods spikes nationwide, many ... more »

Alternative markets taking shape in Florida with Extension connections

Thanks to some creative thinking among Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and University of Florida UF/IFAS Extension agents and community partners throughout the state, alternatives to organic, green and farmers markets are creating business traction on behalf... more »

University of Georgia shares guidelines for ag operations under COVID-19

Farmers and food processors take routine steps to reduce the likelihood of foodborne pathogens, like Salmonella and E. coli, contacting our food and causing illness. The procedures that our food industry takes on a daily... more »

Farmers pursue innovative marketing in New Jersey during pandemic

New Jersey farmers are among the most innovative and most productive farmers in the nation. Farming in the country’s most densely populated state in the U.S. comes with many challenges. It also comes with marketing... more »

Operational changes seen as Washington state farmers’ markets open

The Proctor Farmers' Market in Tacoma, Washington, was supposed to open for the season almost a month ago. When it didn’t, Scott Gruber, president of the market’s board and a longtime vendor who has depended... more »

California urban farms are included in ‘essential businesses’ category

Even as Californians shelter in place to contain the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, nutritious food remains vital to the health and well-being of our communities. "Eating fruits and vegetables is known to benefit our... more »

MSU webinar focuses on selling at farmers’ markets during pandemic

An April 14 webinar at noon EDT will focus on selling at farmers' markets, and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on that effort. Novel coronavirus is changing how food businesses can sell their products.... more »

Ag relief measures cheered by farm market group

After an all-night negotiation, the Senate on March 25 passed a $2 trillion stimulus package; the third COVID-19 stimulus package to date. The bill includes $9.5 billion to support “agricultural producers impacted by a coronavirus,... more »

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