Farmers’ Market

The pandemic changed the way consumers shop

After the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, there has been a significant impact on grocery shopping behavior across the country, according to shopper researcher Catalina. Consumers are making fewer... more »

Jerry Mills: How to stay vigilant amid challenges

Good news for a change: Last month I expected crop failure because of rots appearing as the fruit ripened. As the kids say, I was bummed out. As a last resort I sprayed Jonathans with... more »

Monitor shifting purchasing patterns to grow business

A recent report from The Food Industry Association and The Hartman Group stated that “nearly all families (87%) report eating together as important and the COVID-19 pandemic has only amplified this value. Some younger shoppers,... more »

Farmers’ markets among entities benefiting from $27M in grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)  announced Sept. 30 it has awarded $27 million in grant funding through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) and $9.3 million in... more »

Ohio State offers sessions to improve farm product marketing

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES )Center for Cooperatives is working to help businesses keep things moving forward in these difficult times. Marketing is a key aspect to maintaining... more »

Farmers’ markets included as CDC publishes new considerations documents

The following information was shared by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Updated CDC guidance on COVID-19 and food access sites The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges across the United States. Access to healthy, nutritious food... more »

2019 National Farmers Market Managers Survey results published

On Aug. 17, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) published data collected through its joint NASS-AMS 2019 National Farmers Market Manager Survey. The results of the survey will help the farmers market sector and policy... more »

Market adjusts to new normal during pandemic

The pandemic has changed the rules for growers who direct market. For Corrion Farms & Greenhouse of Essexville, Michigan, it’s meant going online and developing the farm’s first web-based ordering system. “We talked about what... more »

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