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

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

MIFMA Releases 2017 Annual Report Highlighting SNAP Bridge Card Use at Michigan Farmers Markets

Since its inception in 2006, the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) has maintained a focus on supporting farmers markets that accept food assistance benefits and promoting to food assistance recipients their ability to shop at farmers markets. The same year … Continue reading