Farmers’ Market

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 »

North Carolina State Extension agent shares farmers’ market tips

Last week was a blur amid all the news about coronavirus and its impacts on our communities, both locally and nationally. Every day brought new information and new policies. I spent the week canceling large... more »

Community supported agriculture offers many benefits

Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, directly connects consumers and producers to help create a more profitable and transparent local food system. CSAs have been around for a while, but have adapted to changes in the market,... more »

Virginia Agritourism Conference explores $2.2B industry

Virginia agritourism is a growing industry that can generate more than $2.2 billion in economic impact. The sixth annual Virginia Agritourism Conference will enable interested agritourism entrepreneurs, economic development staff and local government leaders to... more »

Jerry Mills: Book has successful launch; products, tools help out

Happy days! I was at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO in Grand Rapids in early December to help launch my new book. “Notes from the Farm,” a compilation of my columns... more »

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