Farmers’ Market

2022 Live Local: Food & Farmers Market Conference planned in Illinois

Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB), in partnership with the Illinois Farmers Market Association (IFMA), will host the 2022 Live Local: Food & Farmers Market Conference on March 23-24 at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria, Illinois.... more »

Office of Agritourism at USDA proposed in new legislation

House of Representatives Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, and Jennifer Wexton, D-Virginia, recently introduced the "Accelerating the Growth of Rural Innovation and Tourism Opportunities to Uphold Rural Industries and Sustainable Marketplaces (AGRITOURISM) Act." The bill would create an... more »

Do’s and don’ts for selling at farmers’ markets

I've observed and confirmed with various market associations in the country that there is a demand for more produce vendors at many farmers’ markets. Since the pandemic's beginning, many produce growers have dropped out of... more »

New consumer food insights show rise in ag ‘channels’

As part of the Local and Regional Food Systems Response to COVID-19 project, in the fall of 2020 a team of researchers conducted a national survey of over 5,000 households. The survey provides important insights... more »

Farm market business considerations for 2022

As we enter another year, it’s good to think about the future of our business. Not just for the new year ahead, but the decade. The decade of the 2020s will be noted for some... more »

USDA grant recipients include farmers’ markets, CSAs and food hubs

The USDA announced a $90.2 million investment in 203 projects to strengthen and explore new market opportunities for local and regional food businesses. The funding is made possible through grant programs administered by the Agricultural... more »

PREVIEW: 2021 GLEXPO Farm Market Bus Tour

Join Vegetable Growers News and Fruit Growers News for the GLEXPO Farm Market Bus Tour and visit some of West Michigan’s market-savvy farm markets. The tour will be moderated by Michigan State University Extension staff.... more »

City operation balances social distancing, customer access

A two-acre farm is small, but put it in a city and the story changes. Combine that with the right partnering and the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and the Trowel &... more »

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