Yearly Archives: 2009


Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund has set up an Affiliate membership for Food Co-ops and Markets.  Here's their website:  http://www.ftcldf.org/ Here is a snippet of their press release: Even as the USDA commends Farmer's Markets in the week-long National Farmer's Market Week, August 2 - 9, 2009, State and […]

Farm to Consumer Defense Fund


A special report on farmers markets in Oregon. It focuses on the dynamics of market startups, closures, and manager turnover. It examines data for markets that closed and offers recommendations to enhance market success. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/pdf/sr/sr1073-e.pdf

Insights on Why Farmers’ Markets Close


Randy Blose, executive chef at the Alliance Country Club, will demonstrate how to make pasta primavera al'olio at this week's Alliance Farmers' Market. Blose will use locally grown vegetables and herbs sautéed in olive oil to make the main course dish. This year, the Alliance Farmers' Market is authorized to […]

Alliance, Ohio FM Holds Chef Saturday




By ELIZABETH KERSJES, The Associated Press Updated 12:46 PM Friday, August 7, 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio — On a small plot of land owned by Ohio State University, 13 high school students have dedicated their summer vacation to farming. The youths from nearby Metro Early College High School are growing organic […]

High school students learn farming at Ohio State


Fairgoers Buying Local At State Fair Farmers Market Kimberly Thomson, Meteorologist, Reporter Posted: 4:52 pm EDT August 3, 2009Updated: 5:12 pm EDT August 3, 2009 DAYTON, Ohio -- In the Ohio Proud Farmers’ Market tent people won’t find their typical fair food. Instead, they’ll find farmers from around Ohio selling […]

Fairgoers Buy Local At State Fair Farmers Market



How does this bill affect small farmers and vendors selling direct? The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and the National Organic Coalition wrote a letter to the bill's sponsor Rep. Dingell that reveals some of the provisions that affect small producers. Read the letter at: http://sustainableagriculture.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/food-safety-dingell-rebuttal.pdf

How does the food safety bill (H.R. 2749) affect us?





The Columbus Dispatch ran an article on the growth of Farmers' Markets in Central Ohio.  In spite of a  few misquotes and errors,  it was a positive article. Bumper Crop: Farmers' Markets sprouting up just about everywere.

Farmers’ Markets Get Press