December 23, 2017On November 20th, 2017, I assumed the honor of becoming the President of the
National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs. I am excited for the
opportunity to work with an excellent Board of Directors and knowledgeable
Executive Director, Phil Blalock, to continue to serve the mission to cultivate
opportunities for consumers to buy fresh produce from local growers.
December 18, 2017We are excited to announce that our 2018 conference will be held at the Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511. More information will be coming soon!
December 18, 2017On behalf of the Departments of Agriculture, Departments of Health, Senior Agencies and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) that coordinate the WIC or Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, welcome to our website.
August 4, 2017We are excited to excited to present a draft of the proposed veteran's benefit program based on the current New York State program and previous Connecticut state program. With everyone's help, we hope this will be the basis for a national program.
July 14, 2017We would like to welcome our new farmers and markets to MarketLink. In the first 6 months of 2017 Marketlink has signed up about 200 new farmers or markets. We are excited about these new EBT participants and wish them luck in their season!
July 13, 2017Participants in USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) can redeem two types of WIC benefits at farmers’ markets for fruits and vegetables.
June 30, 2017
May 31, 2017Does your program have something special that you are proud of? We want to know about it!
January 24, 2017This is my first letter since being elected as the President of the National Association of Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs! Thank you so much for entrusting me with this incredible position!
January 18, 2017The Association has come a long way in the last 25 years and we’re going to celebrate the past, present and growing future! Our anniversary conference will be held at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia beginning September 5th and ending on September 9th.
August 18, 2016I hope and trust you are all doing well. For most of us it is a busy time of year with markets in full swing, peak produce production, and high volumes of FMNP check usage. Please let me take a moment of your time though to touch on some positive events within the Association including the upcoming conference.
August 18, 2016The 2016 Annual Conference information has been updated.
June 3, 2016Sarah Widor, Director of the Supplemental Food Programs Division of the USDA, encourages SFMNP and FMNP State Agency Directors to join the NAFMNP in Juneau this fall for our annual conference.
February 26, 2016This year's Annual Conference will be held September 7-10, 2016 in Juneau, Alaska. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Goldbelt Hotel and Baranof Hotel.
January 14, 2016I hope and trust you are all doing well and that you are looking forward to the holiday season. I thought I’d take a moment to thank you for what you do for the Farmers Market Nutrition Programs and give you a brief update on some NAFMNP items.
November 17, 2015The MyMarketLink mobile application allows users to locate farmers markets throughout the United States that are part of the MarketLink program.
September 25, 2015Farmers' Market Nutrition Programs (FMNPs) in the United States and Canada are designed to provide nutrition assistance and nutrition education to low-income families, while supporting and promoting domestic agriculture. This paper examined the current scientific literature on the benefits of the programs to coupon recipients and farmers, as well as the influence of education interventions on nutrition knowledge.
June 16, 2015A comparison in West Central Minnesota found that farmers market prices during peak growing season were highly competitive with regional grocery store prices. This study corroborates findings from a 2010 study conducted by NOFA-VT.
April 3, 2015Nearly $700 million of federal food-purchasing SNAP bene-fits was spent last year in Connecticut alone.
But only a tiny fraction of that – about $145,000 – went into the pockets of producers who sell at farmers’ markets.
February 24, 2015I'm writing to encourage all of you Facebook users to 'Like' our MarketLink.org page for the latest updates on MarketLink events in your area.