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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!


It’s only 5 weeks until the 2017 Farmers Market Managers Conference! It seems our summer has flown by and Fall is here! This year’s conference is taking a hard look at the issues we have been hearing about all year – farmers markets are losing consumer share and farmers are […]

Fall means it’s time for the 2017 Farmers Market Managers ...


Scholarships Available for 2017 Farmers Market Managers Conference,   We’re sorry but the 2017 Farmers Market Managers Conference has been cancelled November 7 – 9 Fall is in the air this week. Temperatures are in the 70’s during the day and 50’s during the night. It makes me start thinking […]

2017 Conference



Farmers Market Manager Training Conference “Creating Customer Friendly Markets” November 7-9, 2017 The Farmers Market Federation of New York announces its annual Farmers Market Managers Training Conference, “Creating Customer Friendly Markets.” The conference will be co-hosted by the Farmers Market Federation, Cornell Cooperation Extension of Broome County and the Broome […]

2017 Market Manager Training Conference “Creating Customer Friendly Markets”


The Federation would like to say thank you to all of our service men and women by sharing the harvest of fresh, healthy and locally grown food from over 700 farmers markets across the state. New York state local farmers are second to none in the production of nutritious and flavorful […]

Veterans: Enjoy the Bounty of New York!


It’s that time again! We are trying something a little different with membership this year: We’ve added an online payment option through our website. This gives you the opportunity to renew your membership instantly—And save on postage! Follow the link below to renew your market membership for 2017: http://www.nyfarmersmarket.com/become-a- member/ […]

Join the Federation: Become a Member Today!



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 Farmers Market Federation of NY will, once again, be conducting a social media campaign this market season to encourage SNAP consumers to visit their local farmers markets, but we need your help! This campaign will be entering its third year and grows each year. While we have used Facebook, […]

Attention NYS SNAP Farmers Markets!


The Farmers Market Federation of NY partners with Premier Marketing to offer a tote bag program. Tote bags can be ordered direct from Premier Marketing each Spring. These tote bags are reusable fabric totes that help you to promote your market. Contact Rick Dosedlo at 800-427-6767 Ext. 26 or email […]

2017 Tote Bag Program



How to Keep Farmers Markets at the Top of the Local Food Chain Today, farmers markets across New York face more competition than ever before. Customers seeking local food are being courted by grocery stores attempting to mimic the market, meal delivery kit services, community supported agriculture (CSAs), and even […]

Farmers Markets First: Webinar Series


The Farmers Market Federation of New York announces today that its Annual Meeting will take place Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 12-2pm via Webinar. The Annual Meeting will feature Jason Evans, Associate Professor of AgriBusiness at SUNY Cobleskill, with a keynote address:  “Grants for Farmers Markets: Where Are They and […]

Time for the 2017 Annual Meeting!


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


  Have you heard about FMM Pro? If so, have you enrolled??! If you were waiting for the end of market season to really have the time to delve into this training, now’s your chance! If you haven’t heard about FMM Pro, read the FAQs below and then sign up […]

FMM Pro: Have You Signed Up Yet?


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)



Our final day of conference, Thursday November 17th, is a shorter one, but we have still packed it full of great information that you can take with you before you go. If you missed our other session spotlight articles for Tuesday and Wednesday you can read them on the blog. […]

Session Spotlight – Thursday


I hope everyone is having a productive Monday and a Happy Halloween! I know this time of year is busy for many of you as you tie up loose ends and prepare to close down your summer markets, but please remember that tomorrow is the deadline to reserve your hotel […]

Don’t Miss the Tuesday Deadline!