Michigan Farmers Market Conference “Roadmap to Resiliency” Scheduled for March 5-6, 2019

The Michigan Farmers Markets Association (MIFMA) is hosting its annual Michigan Farmers Market Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 5 – 6 at the Plant and Soil Sciences Building on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. … Continue reading

Michigan prepares for early issuance of February food assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Bob Wheaton Jan. 14, 2019 517-241-2112 wheatonb@michigan.gov LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Humans Services (MDHHS) plans to issue Food Assistance Program benefits early for February. For food assistance clients, Michigan will begin … Continue reading

Register for Market Manager Certificate Program Webinar Sessions

As part of our annual Market Manager Certificate Program (MMCP), MIFMA will be hosting a series of seven individual webinars. Registration for these engaging and informative webinars is now open and anyone interested in learning more about farmers market management … Continue reading

Introducing the Julia A. Darnton MMCP Scholarship Fund

Since the Market Manager Certificate Program (MMCP) launched in 2011, more than 250 market managers across 6 states have been equipped with the skills, knowledge, and networks necessary to provide leadership for thriving farmers markets. And during this time, one … Continue reading

Register for the 2019 Market Manager Certification Program

Registration is open for the 2019 Market Manager Certificate Program (MMCP), hosted by Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA). This voluntary program takes place in January and February and is designed to encourage farmers market managers to pursue leadership skills and … Continue reading

Nova Dia Group and Mobile Market+ Update

It was announced in mid-July that the Novo Dia Group of Texas, a major provider of mobile Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) technology for farmers markets and farm stands, would discontinue those services. At the time of this announcement, it appeared … Continue reading

Michigan Farmers Markets using Mobile Market+ could be impacted by possible closure of Novo Dia Group

Dear MIFMA Members and Friends of Farmers Markets, As you may already be aware, the Farmers Market Coalition sent an email on Monday in response to an article published by the Washington Post about a situation with Novo Dia Group, the developer of the … Continue reading