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Seeking Qualified Nominees for the Federation Board of Directors   The Board of Directors of the Farmers Market Federation of NY is currently seeking qualified nominees for upcoming positions on the Board of Directors. This is an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of farmers markets in New York […]

Seeking Qualified Nominees for the Federation Board of Directors


  Our last blog article shone a spotlight on some of the sessions and happenings for the first day of conference. Now let’s talk about some of the benefits you will get from day two of conference – Wednesday, November 16th. This is when we really get into the good stuff […]

Wednesday Session Spotlight


We’ve talked a lot in the past couple of weeks about some of the intangible benefits of conference – getting away for a while, getting to network with a community of your peers, the food, the tours, oh and did we mention the FOOD? But now as the conference date […]

Conference Session Spotlight – Tuesday



There’s a chill in the air and we’re switching over from air-conditioning to heat and from pansies to mums. You know what that means! November is fast approaching. We were surprised when we asked at the end of last year’s conference whether you preferred February or November and so many […]

Don’t Miss These Upcoming Deadlines!


Listen to the past attendees! If you really want to know the benefits of attending a FMFNY Conference, just take a look at what others are saying. Sure, you can get some info from the agenda and from our info on the website about what conference is all about. But […]

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It…


To Apply for A Conference Scholarship This year is the first year we’ve offered the chance to get a scholarship to support your attendance at conference. The board wanted to use some of the funds from membership dues to help those markets who might not normally be able to attend conference. […]

Only 5 Days Left…



We tend to do a number of posts reminding people to register for conference because the half-life of a post on social media is incredibly fast these days – and with the busy nature of this time of year, market managers can often see a post and then forget to […]

10 Reasons Not to Miss Conference!


Registrations for the 2016 Farmers Market Managers Conference in Ellicottville opened last week for anyone who missed it. The registration link is: and you can find out about all the amazing things we have planned and view the agenda and hotel information by looking at the Conference Overview page. The Holiday Valley […]

Scholarship Application Period Now Open!


Farmers Market Manager Training Conference – “Building Capacity of Markets” – is this November 15th to 17th The Farmers Market Federation of New York announces… … its annual Farmers Market Managers Training Conference, “Building Capacity of Markets.” The conference will be co-hosted by the Farmers Market Federation, The Southern Tier […]

Farmers Market Manager Training Conference



Does your market hold market events to draw additional customers to the market and keep your existing customers entertained and coming back for more? It’s that time of year where the weather is beautiful and produce is bountiful so take advantage and schedule some fun events at your market! Here […]

Farmers Market Events: Music at the Market


The 2016 NYS Farmers Market Managers Conference, “Building Capacity of Farmers Market” will be held November 15 – 17 at the Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, NY. The conference is sponsored by the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Agency and the Southern Tier West Farmers Market Network. This […]

Save the Date for Conference!


You’ll soon start to see a new look to the SNAP EBT cards in New York State. Beginning in August, new and replacement cards will feature an updated design as shown on the left, but the new cards will continue to work exactly the same as before. Retailers and farmers […]

New EBT Cards Rolling Out Starting 8/1



Our Annual Conference will be in November this year and we already have a great lineup of sessions and speakers planned! We are still looking for a speaker or a panel of speakers for the following topic so we’re reaching out to you for help. Do you know someone who […]

Are You the One? Looking for Speakers!


We are now in the final 6 months of our Cultivating Success: Farm and Market Websites Project funded through USDA’s Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) grants. We’ve successfully created a lot of new websites for markets and farms but we need your help to complete the project! We are still accepting submissions from people […]

Last Chance!


Do you have a vendor selling bedding plants at your market? Did you know that they are required to have a Nursery Growers License from the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets? Making sure your vendors have all required permits is an important part of market management: That’s why we’ve […]

Updated Vendor Permit Requirements



We are working on updating market information for the season. On our website, we’ve compiled a database of market profiles for consumers. This online profile is a great way to get more exposure for your market, as it allows customers to look up market times, locations, and what your market […]

It’s that time of year again!


      Our website has been an incredible resource for NYS markets and farmers for a number of years, but up until now we’ve always done our newsletter in a paper format.  Diane even remembers the days when (back before everyone had email), she had to print and fold […]

We’re Starting a Blog!




Welcome to the Farmers Market Federation of NY   The Farmers Market Federation of New York is a grassroots, membership organization of farmers’ market managers, market sponsors, farmers and market supporters. Together, we have developed a spectrum of services to increase the number and capacity of farmers’ markets in the […]

Welcome to the Farmers Market Federation of NY