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.
February 15, 2015We are pleased to announce that we have a new staff member at NAFMNP. Maddie Williams joined us in January, as a communications and administrative assistant.
February 13, 2015On 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.
November 24, 2014Milwaukee is where we’re taking you all this year so get ready.
September 3, 2014Dear NAFMNP members, friends and nutrition partners: By now most of the peas have been picked, the watermelons have been pulled from the vine, the corn has been shucked and you are either winding down your season or still in full swing. I hope this season has been successful at your markets and within your programs.
May 2, 2014ANNAPOLIS, Md. — “We already accept senior nutrition coupons at our stand, now we can add SNAP to the debit and credit cards we take. It’s good business,” said Paula Harman of Harman Produce. She and her husband sell their produce at the Havre de Grace Farmers Market and their roadside stand on Route 22 in Churchville, Md.
April 16, 2014Milwaukee is where we’re taking you all this year so get ready.
January 3, 2014NAFMNP is pleased to be working with USDA to increase access to SNAP through farmers markets and direct marketing farmers.
March 21, 2013We wanted to share the talking points that ALFA is using to support farmers markets with you.