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I’d like to invite you to join me in an exciting new venture that will positively impact both your business and the future of New York’s local food system.   The Farmers Market Federation’s goal is to strengthen our farmers and farmers markets. As consumers migrate to more convenient ways […]

Meet the future of your local food system   Recently updated !


New York State farmers are well known for their generous donations to Food Banks, food pantries and other forms of food rescue. In 2016, farmers donated over 13 million pounds of food, the equivalent to 10 million meals, according to NYS Farm Bureau. But up until this coming January, farmers […]

Get Ready for the Implementation of the NYS Farm to ...   Recently updated !


The 2017 NYS Farmers Market Managers Conference was scheduled for November 7 – 9, in Binghamton, NY. However, due to low registration numbers, the conference was cancelled. At this time, the Farmers Market Federation of NY and its Board of Directors would like your input to help us understand why registrations […]

NYS Farmers Market Managers Conference Survey   Recently updated !



We are just 2 weeks away for the NYS Farmers Market Managers Conference. Have you registered yet? Are you still on the fence? Let me tell you that this is one of the most relevant, information packed conferences we have hosted in a while. The conference centers around the issue […]

NYS Farmers Market Managers Conference: Two Weeks to Go!


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!


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)


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


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!



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