Farmers’ Market

SNAP opportunities for your market expanded

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program, is the nation’s largest nutrition assistance program. Over the pandemic, the federal government has expanded the benefit amounts to help the growing number of... more »

Farmers’ markets encouraged to to get free equipment for SNAP

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller recently highlighted an opportunity for farmers' markets to address food security in their local communities and expand their consumer base by taking advantage of... more »

Colorado offering free marketing webinars for ag, food operators

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is offering six free virtual marketing webinars this spring to help educate ag and food business owners on state-of-the-art ways to connect with consumers through the latest public relations, marketing,... more »

California agritourism coordinator Penny Leff retiring April 11

Penny Leff has spent her time at University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources working as a champion of all things that blend agriculture and tourism (“agritourism”). Leff first brought her creative approach to University... more »

‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

From Brick Meets Click: The total U.S. online grocery market posted $9.3 billion in sales during January as more than 69.7 million U.S. households placed on average 2.8 orders across delivery, pickup and ship-to-home, according... more »

Jerry Mills: Pipe layers spur ideas for installing irrigation lines

I got my COVID-19 shot! No pain, no illness. I feel great. I never worried about influenza and never got flu shots until last fall. (I am allergic to the egg-based flu vaccine). Modern flu... more »

Tennessee, Kentucky farmers targeted by Agriculture Direct Farm Marketing Summit

Farmers interested in maintaining or building direct farm marketing relationships with consumers should make plans to attend the Agriculture Direct Farm Marketing Summit. The series of webinars, hosted by several agricultural industry partners in Kentucky... more »

Developing Oregon’s Winter Vegetable Market project fills need

Oregon’s mild winter climate is well-suited to storage crops and over-wintered field vegetables for local and regional markets. However, there are currently few locally-grown winter vegetables in produce markets from January through April. Growers, chefs,... more »

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