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Trust, transparency become more important than ever for farm markets

In the wake of COVID-19, we have all witnessed the impact on our food system. More importantly, so has the consumer. The average consumer got a front-row view of how long supply chains work or... more »

Kentucky Certified Farm Market program steers consumers to farm goods

Launched in 1996 to help farmers sell their produce directly to consumers throughout the state, the┬áKentucky Farm Bureau Certified Farm Market program┬áhas certified nearly 100 markets for 2020, a year during which an unforeseen pandemic... more »

New Extension educator on board in Adams County, Pennsylvania

There is a new Extension educator in Adams County, Pennsylvania. Jay Eury is a marketing and market development educator based in Adams County. Raised on the other side of South Mountain, Eury spent the last... more »

Jerry Mills: Adjusting to difficult times and misinformed messages

Market season is upon us as you read this. Much of our weekend pick-your-own business depends on wagon rides to the orchard. If rides are banned, and they probably should be, what can we do?... more »

Do the work to retain new online customers

The COVID-19 crisis has forced many markets to create or enhance online ordering systems and businesses with these platforms which has led to a huge increase in online orders. This means, many of your customers... more »

Del./Md./Va. researchers increase farmers’ market capacity and safety

Ensuring produce sold at Delmarva farmers' markets is safe and preparing local farmers to comply with a federal Food Safety Modernization Act in 2021 are twin objectives of a nearly half-million dollar U.S. Department of... more »

How to implement e-commerce in a food or farm operation

Sales of food and agricultural products direct to the consumer through e-commerce have also been increasing, most recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, 31% of U.S. households, or roughly 40 million, used... more »

Jerry Mills: Ponder new operational approaches with COVID-19

Spraying fruit trees. Well, here we are at the most critical time of the year for spraying our apples and peaches and it keeps raining. I am using an extra sticker this year in hopes... more »

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