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The State of Farmers Markets

~ Bernadine Prince, Farmers Market Coalition ~


Hooray for maryland
Hooray for Maryland!

  • Over 100 MD farmers markets

  • MD/DC WIC training!

  • “Farmer-Up” for a week, part of Buy Local Challenge

  • Annual “Eat Local Cookout”


  • 500+ members

  • Represents 2,500 farmers markets in 47 states

  • Serves over 22,000 farmers and producers







Farmers Markets Need Help markets

Despite countless hours at the farmers market and behind the scenes, Farmers Market Managers are given very little professional credibility. As of 2005, more than 60% were unpaid.


Local state national feedback loop

FMC markets

Local-State-National Feedback Loop

State FMA

  • Link peers, presenters, & other resources

  • Host webinars

  • Translate needs to USDA/Congress

  • Bring new stakeholders

  • Develop advocacy tools and common language

  • Identify needs & promising practices

  • Host manager convenings

  • Evaluate

  • Lead pilot programs

  • Bridge state agencies

  • Innovate

  • Educate community

  • Share ideas

Market



$33.1 marketsbillionspent on

commodity crops

corn

soybeans

cotton

rice

wheat


$4.3 marketsbillion spent on specialty crops

fruits

nuts

vegetables


Supplemental Nutrition Programs Benefit Consumers and Farmers

  • FY 2010: $65 billion for SNAP (Food Stamps), not counting WIC! Most SNAP redemption is at retail food markets.

  • FY 2010: Farmers received $15 million in revenue through FMNP


Percent of total snap redeemed at farmers markets 1993 2011
Percent of Total SNAP Redeemed at FarmersFarmers Markets, 1993 - 2011





Marker bills in congress
Marker Bills in Congress Farmers

  • The Local Farms, Food & Jobs Act (S. 1773, H.R. 3286) ~ Rep. Chellie Pingree & Co-sponsor Sherrod Brown + 78 others

  • The Expanding Access to Farmers Markets Act (S. 1593) ~ Sen. Gillibrand


Lffja s 1773 h r 3286
LFFJA (S. 1773, H.R. 3286) Farmers

  • Increase FMPP to $20M annually and create Local Marketing Promotion Program

  • Increase Specialty Crop Block Grants to $90M annually

  • Encourage more EBT@ farmers markets

  • Increase SFMNP to $25M/year

  • Total investment = 1/6 of 1% of USDA’s budget


Expanding access to farmers markets act s 1593
Expanding Access to Farmers Markets Act (S. 1593) Farmers

  • Provide farmers markets with wireless, mobile equipment to process SNAP

  • Amend Food & Nutrition Act to treat farmers markets same as traditional retail food centers

  • Encourage state agencies to partner and contract with nonprofits to assist with outreach, administration and farmer and market training


What is success
What is Success? Farmers

Measuring what farmers markets do:

Economic (sales, jobs, income, new businesses, circulation of resources within local community)

Human (learning new skills, acquiring new knowledge or experiences)

Social (trust, volunteerism, gleaning programs, the role of the market as a gathering place)

Natural (farmland, organic and sustainable practices, diversity of products, distance and time from farm to final consumer)


Know Your Farmer, Farmers

Know Your Food Compass

Leap Day, Feb. 29

2pm ET

KYF Compass Webinar

www.usda.gov/live

Twitter: @usda/#KYF2


Fmc resources
FMC Resources Farmers

Resource Library

Webinars

Market Manager FAQs & videos

National Farmers Market Week Toolkits

Policy Toolkits (in progress!)

Listserv for Market Managers

the market beet newsletter


On the fmc web site
On the FMC Web Site… Farmers

  • Upcoming & Archived Webinars

    http://farmersmarketcoalition.org/information-marketplace

  • Market Manager FAQs and Videos

    http://farmersmarketcoalition.org/managerfaqs

  • Latest news

    http://farmersmarketcoalition.org/category/news

  • Talking Points & FM Week Resources

    http://farmersmarketcoalition.org/membership/markets-are-up-campaign


Questions? Ideas? Farmers

Email: [email protected]

www.farmersmarketcoalition.org


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