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Farmers’ markets across nation face potential economic crisis from COVID-19

Across the country, farmers' markets operators – the organizations and individuals who plan, coordinate, and run America’s farmers' markets, are engaging in herculean efforts to protect their communities from COVID-19. But even as interest in local foods spikes nationwide, many ... more »

With Extension connections, alternative markets taking shape in Florida

Thanks to some creative thinking among Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and University of Florida UF/IFAS Extension agents and community partners throughout the state, alternatives to organic, green and farmers markets are creating business traction on behalf... more »

COVID-19 guidelines for agricultural operations offered by University of Georgia

Farmers and food processors take routine steps to reduce the likelihood of foodborne pathogens, like salmonella and E. coli, contacting the food and causing illness. The procedures that the food industry takes on a daily... more »

New Jersey farms seek marketing strategies to challenges of COVID-19

New Jersey farmers are among the most innovative and most productive farmers in the nation. Farming in the country’s most densely populated state in the U.S. comes with many challenges. It also comes with marketing... more »

Washington state farmers’ markets are reopening, but won’t look the same

The Proctor Farmers' Market in Tacoma, Washington, was supposed to open for the season almost a month ago. When it didn’t, Scott Gruber, president of the market’s board and a longtime vendor who has depended... more »

Urban ag supplies fresh fruits and vegetables, part of a healthy diet

Even as Californians shelter in place to contain the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, nutritious food remains vital to the health and well-being of our communities. "Eating fruits and vegetables is known to benefit our... more »

Farmers Market Coalition welcomes ag aid passage; urges House action

After an all-night negotiation, the Senate on March 25 passed a $2 trillion stimulus package; the third COVID-19 stimulus package to date. The bill includes $9.5 billion to support “agricultural producers impacted by coronavirus, including... more »

North Carolina farmers’ markets open to provide food essentials

Farmers' markets are an essential part of our nation’s food system and farmers are doing their part to have fresh produce and meats available for consumers. “We have had many questions about whether farmers markets... more »

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