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Intents Conference
Farmers markets nationwide gathered at the Intents Conference! Reconnecting in person after virtual meetings, attendees discussed shared challenges like attracting new farmers and supporting local...
California Considers Changes to FMNP Food Program
The Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is a unique program that provides benefits to mothers and seniors who use them to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables directly from farms at farmers...
Farm to City
Food Chain Radio, the nationally syndicated radio show and blog about all things food and farming, devoted a recent episode to an exploration of farmers markets.
Allen Moy History Pic
When I was growing up in South Texas, it seems like every family event, every summer, featured barbecued beef brisket, pinto beans, potato salad, and cole slaw. Christmas Eve at my grandparents always...
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In 2023, PCFMA is marking our 35th year of operations and service to the San Francisco Bay Area and California farmers. Farmers' Market Week , which runs from August 6 to 12, 2023 seems an appropriate...
Step Ladder Behind the Scenes
In October, 2021, PCFMA embarked on an ambitious new project to tell the story of our farmers and the products they grow through a series of online videos. The goal of the project was two-fold; First...
CA State Capitol
In May I shared news that vital state funding for the California Nutrition Incentive Program was missing from Governor Newsom’s proposed state budget. I’m excited to share an update that thanks to the...
Diaz Farms
In early May, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy spoke out about what he called an “epidemic of loneliness,” saying that loneliness, isolation, and lack of connection in our country have created a public...
Kaiser Permanente Dublin Farmers' Market
Twenty years ago, a chance meeting between a Kaiser Permanente physician and PCFMA’s Executive Director at a farmers market launched a new initiative: the first hospital-based farmers market. The goal...
EBT and Market Match being exchanged for rainbow chard at the market
The State of California is currently facing a projected budget deficit after several years of budget surpluses. The state cannot constitutionally have a deficit, so tough decisions need to be made to...