Yearly Archives: 2009


In an effort to increase access to fresh, healthy specialty crop produce to all Ohioans the Ohio Department of Agriculture has established the Farmers Market Access project to fund new infrastructure and outreach enabling these markets to accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT). EBT refers to the electronic processing of food […]

Ohio Farmers’ Market Access Project RFP


Here are items of interest from this week's National Sustainable Ag. Coalition (NSAC) weekly update: *Senate HELP Approves Food Safety Act*:  On Wednesday, November 18, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee unanimously approved a revised version of S. 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act.  Senate floor action […]

Senate Committee Approves Food Safety Act


Read and print the pdf version: FMMN Newsletter 2009-10-11 Farmers' Market Management Network of Ohio Newsletter October 11, 2009 ===== Opportunity for Ohio Produce Growers to Learn About Food Safety Issues Ohio producers of fresh fruits and vegetables have an opportunity to attend a Listening Session to hear about the […]

FMMN Newsletter



The Wallace Center publishes innovative ideas for markets and for small farmers. For some fresh ideas, check out their online resource library this winter. Recruiting Vendors For A Farmers Market Publication http://www.wallacecenter.org/our-work/Resource-Library/wallace-publications/handbooks/RECRUITERS_Sc.pdf

Recruiting Vendors For A Farmers Market


Guide for Opening Farmers' Markets on Federal Property The U. S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service released "Opening a Farmers Market on Federal Property: A Guide for Market Operators and Building Managers" (PDF/262KB). The publication was jointly published by the Urban Development/Good Neighbor Program of General Services Administration, which […]

Guide for Opening Farmers’ Markets on Federal Property




New Food Safety Report:  On Thursday, September 10, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and Food and Water Watch released an excellent new food safety report <http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=d2vVIeX1we12Vam0MkEFkk25nwNFYA7l>, "Bridging the GAPS: Strategies to Improve Produce Safety, Preserve Farm Diversity and Strengthen Local Food Systems."  Written by Elanor Starmer and Marie […]

New Food Safety Report: Bridging the GAPs



Governor Pat Quinn recently signed into law legislation that will help put more Illinois-grown food on Illinois tables. The law is designed to increase demand for locally grown food by building a reliable market for it at state agencies and facilities that receive significant state support.  Read the Article

Illinois Passes Locally Grown Food Law