MIFMA to Host First Legislative Education Day

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) is pleased to announce that we will host our first Legislative Education Day in Lansing on Tuesday, May 14. Since the founding of our association, advocating for policies that support and do not prohibit … Continue reading

2019 Farmers Market at the Capitol Vendor and Nonprofit Applications Open April 1

Spring has officially arrived and that means vendor and nonprofit applications for the 2019 Farmers Markets at the Capitol are set to open soon! These events are designed to provide a thriving marketplace that showcases Michigan food and agricultural products … Continue reading

Amanda Shreve receives Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Amanda Shreve receives Outstanding Young Alumni Award at ANR Week 2019. The Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Outstanding Young Alumni Award honors individuals who have distinguished themselves by obtaining a high level of professional accomplishment and … Continue reading

Provide your feedback on MIFMA’s Draft of 2019 Advocacy Priorities

Part of our vision at MIFMA is to ensure that Michigan farmers markets have policy support. To guide this work, the MIFMA Advocacy Committee works together to create a draft set of priorities to provide a framework for MIFMA’s advocacy … Continue reading

Nominations are Open for the MIFMA Board of Directors

The MIFMA Board of Directors is currently accepting nominations for open positions on the board. Elections will occur at MIFMA’s Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the Michigan Farmers Market Conference on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 9:00 to 10:00 … 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