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

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