Farmers’ Market

Seven takeaways from benchmark survey of markets

Penn State Extension’s Farm Markets team works with a Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) grant from the USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The awarded project is titled Building Dynamic Marketplaces & Stronger Networks for Pennsylvania's Direct... more »

Survey shows … inflation, competition factor in farm market pricing

Farm costs, inflation and competitors’ strategies influence how farm markets across the U.S. price their commodities and food items. This year’s Fruit Growers News Farm Market Pricing Survey shows what leading farm marketers across the... more »

Farm market bus tour shows what works, what doesn’t

The weather was cooperative, the doughnuts and cookies were fresh and amazing, and the cider was hard and delicious. The Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour featured six stops in the Grand Rapids area... more »

How to increase sales of seasonal products

Let’s say it's early June, and markets are revving up. The top items I'm looking for at a market are strawberries, asparagus, snow peas and salad greens. As a former market manager, I knew how... more »

Farm market bus tour shows what works, what doesn’t

The weather was cooperative, the doughnuts and cookies were fresh and amazing, and the cider was hard and delicious. The Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour featured six stops in the Grand Rapids area... more »

USDA appoints fruit, vegetable industry advisory committee members

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has appointed 25 industry representatives to serve on the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. The reappointed and newly appointed members will serve two-year terms beginning immediately and ending in... more »

Recipients of 2022 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Awards announced

Champaign, Illinois — The 2022 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation award winners were recognized at the National Agricultural Marketing Summit in Pensacola, Florida on October 24, 2022. Awarded for the 12th consecutive year, the Innovation Award... more »

Mid-Atlantic convention features Growing Farmers leader

A grower entrepreneur will be the keynote speaker for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. The show has also released information on its grower-oriented educational sessions. Michael Kilpatrick, who runs the online farmer education... more »

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