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The Federation will be hosting our 2017 annual conference in Binghamton, New York on November 7th through the 9th. This year, we will be focusing on creating customer friendly markets. Click on Conference Agenda to view a detailed schedule for this year’s conference! We are excited to announce that we […]

Open Today: 2017 Conference Scholarship Application Period!   Recently updated !


The summer of 2016 was marked with moderate to severe drought across New York State. Farmers struggled to have salable crops to bring to the farmers market. With the devastation that drought brings to farmers, they also reported decreased customer counts and sales while participating at markets. With few exceptions, […]

Can We Reverse the 2016 Trend of Decreased Consumer Activity ...


Graduates New Online Course That Helps Grow New York’s Farmers’ Markets Nearly Four Dozen Market Managers Are Enrolled in the Course and Working Toward Certification The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and The Farmers’ Market Federation of NY, in partnership with SUNY Cobleskill and Cornell Cooperative Extension […]

FIRST NEW YORK STATE CERTIFIED FARMERS’ MARKET MANAGER



We’ve had a rush of registrations over the past few days as human nature is to procrastinate. So we are expecting a great showing at conference this year! If you’ve missed our recent posts about the benefits of attending, you can peruse them over at the blog. If you’re one […]

Still Time for Last-Minute Registrations (But Act Fast)   Recently updated !


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!


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   Recently updated !



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!   Recently updated !


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!



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