The Idaho Farmers Market Association (IFMA) is a statewide, member-based association that brings together resources and expertise from around the state to help farmers markets in Idaho thrive.
- Addressing market sustainability
- Educating the public about benefits of local food
- Helping markets reach new customer bases
- Providing support and assistance to markets
- Increasing access to nutritious foods for low-income families
Operating as usual
Publishing your Vendor List or Roster is a great way to engage your local shopping community! 📝🛍🛒
In addition to their graphic, Farm to Fork Farmers' Market in Caldwell also listed Vendors and tagged those with a social media presence. An additional win for garnering followers for their Vendors. 📧👍🏼
🏃♀️🏃🏃♂️ Boise Farmers Market back at it for an in-person Farmers Market this Saturday! 🏃♀️🏃🏃♂️
We’re marking the lot for Saturday! Opening day is only 2 days away!
#boisefarmersmarket #midtownboise #memorialday #exciting #engineeringishard
With June around the corner, you can expect to see more Idaho Farmers Market starting their 2021 season! 😎
Good luck to member market Emmett Farmers' Market on their opening week. 🙌🏼💖💯
Hurray! June 2, at 3 pm the Emmett Farmers Market will be back!!! Come check out all the new, wonderful goodies available! The best ever!!!
Women farmers and ranchers in Idaho, University of Idaho Extension wants to hear from you!
We want to hear from Idaho women farmers and ranchers before it's too late! The Women Farmers and Ranchers on the Rise in Idaho project is asking women to participate in a survey so we can better understand opportunities and challenges they are facing.
Our ability to accurately understand women in agriculture in Idaho depends on hearing from as many women as possible. Please take our survey and share it with your family, friends and neighbors.
The survey closes on Friday, April 30th: tinyurl.com/id-women-in-ag.
We see you making moves Kooskia Farmers Market! If you live in or near the the area and want to join this up and coming Farmers Market, mark your calendars for May 6th! 📆📌📅
It is that time once again for our annual vendor meeting!
If you are a vendor or want to be a vendor please plan on attending this meeting, May 6th at 10 A.M. in the Kooskia City Park by the picnic table area. We will be discussing new ideas for this season and give out seasonal handouts. Please bring your questions.
Can't wait to see you all!
📸 We know Farmers Market managers, staff, and volunteers juggle🤹🏼 ALOT, including marketing and advertising 📸
If you have struggled with making time for photo taking or capturing the right shot, register for this Farmers Market Coalition webinar on Tuesday, April 20 (10 am PST/11 am MST).
It’s a perfect day — the sun is shining, your market is full of happy customers, and the produce is looking extra vibrant. You take out your phone to capture the moment and when you look at your screen — the image doesn’t do your market justice. Does this sound familiar? You’re not alone!
Join fellow farmers market operators from across the country as they share their experience taking and sourcing photos from their community, and using photos as part of a strategic social media presence. They'll offer their expertise and show you how they source their photos, how they fit taking photos into their limited staff time, and what goes behind using photos to tell their market story and make their social media look like #goals.
April 20th, 10am PT / 1pm ET. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hPiDf4llQ4S8JymUAG7ZKw
A huge thank you to Hannah Ladwig of Gorge Grown Food Network and the Hood River Farmers' Market, Simone Wai of Red River Market and Jackie Fuller of Downtown Long Beach Farmers Market for sharing their expertise with us!
🧐Did shopping patterns change during the pandemic? What trends are likely to be blips or stick around for the long haul?🧐
Register for this webinar on Monday, April 19 from 10-11:30 am PST /11 am-12:30 pm MST to find out what the data from 5,000 households illustrates! 📈📊📉
webinar series – Local Food Systems Response to Covid Join us on the 3rd Monday of each month for a facilitated cross-sectoral discussion on topics including customer retention and engagement, emergency food, cooperative business models, state policies and consumer behavior.
Need tips and tricks for a tip-top SNAP program? Check out what our friends with the Farmers Market Coalition put together for you!
SNAP Guide for Farmers Markets - Farmers Market Coalition SNAP Guide for Farmers Markets Beginning a SNAP program at your farmers market can be a difficult and often confusing undertaking. FMC has created this guide with the intention of easing the process and helping your SNAP program be as successful as possible. The accordion panels below give a step-by...
The most important work that we do is bringing food access programs to Idaho Farmers Markets!
If you are a SNAP/EBT recipient, here are a few eligible purchases that you can make at a Farmers Market offering a SNAP/EBT program:
🍒🥕 Fresh Produce
🌱🌾Seeds and plant starts that grow edible foods (fresh herbs, tomato plants, pumpkin starts, etc.!)
🌰🥜 Fresh, whole nuts
💡 Plus: Participating Markets that offer Double Up Food Bucks will provide an additional incentive with your transaction! That means, you get more money to spend specifically towards FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES!! 🥳
Did you know that you can use SNAP / EBT to buy seeds that grow food-producing plants at the Boise Co-Op?
You can turn just a few seeds into months of delicious, fresh abundance for your family!
Check out their selection today, and grow your own food security all season!
Which of our other wholesale partners who carries our seeds also accept SNAP/EBT? We're happy to spread the word!
👉🏼Greenleaf Farmer's Market is planning for a June 4 opening! Join this weekly, Friday Farmers Market before the season begins. 🌱
Sorry it has been awhile since you all have heard from us. 2020 was definitely a hard year for everyone. We look forward to seeing all our Farmer's Market friends. We will open our season Friday June 4th 3-7 pm. If you or someone you know is interested in being a vendor at the market please call or message. If we don't answer leave a message we will get back to you.
[03/20/21] 🥕 Hey there, Melba and surrounding communities: the Melba Valley Farmers Market is excited to serve you. Now accepting vendors for the 2021 season! 🥕
The National Farm to School Network just released information on the Farm to School Act of 2021 and it looks to be a winning combination for schools, local producers, and the next generation! Even more exciting is the focus on providing beginning, veteran, and socially disadvantaged farmers access to grant funding.
News Release: Farm to School Act of 2021 Introduced in House A bipartisan group of Congressional leaders have introduced the Farm to School Act of 2021 which will support our nation’s schools, farmers and communities in building back equitably from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Moscow Farmers Market is accepting votes for their 2021 poster art design.
Submit your vote today at bit.ly/mfmpostervote2021!
Hey there Moscow Farmers Market fans: have you voted for your favorite artist design yet? Remember, you only receive one vote for the entire voting period, so make it count! 🗳
Voting closes 🕗 8 a.m. on Friday, March 26. 🕗
So soft...so green...
Fiber producers not only provide a much needed #ValuedAdded product, but are definitely #essential in our book! Thanks for this timely feature, Farmer Veteran Coalition!
🍀Happy St. Patrick's Day!🍀
Get your green yarn, we’ve got a variety! Wool, alpaca, cotton, silk blend, handspun too!... show your luck 🍀🧶🐑🦙#gogreen #yarn #stpatricksday #woolyarn #alpacayarn #merinoyarn #silkyarn #handdyedyarn #handspun
Programs like Power of Produce (POP) Club incentivize healthy eating choices for children through hands-on activities!
Friends of the Kootenai County Farmers' Market need your help to introduce the next generation to radishes, tomatoes, and more at the Kootenai County Farmers’ Market.
Want to learn more about POP Club? Visit the Farmers Market Coalition website to see if this youth program is a good fit with your Farmers Market: https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/programs/power-of-produce-pop/.
Help us plant the seed to bring back PoP Club!
Your donations will bring this childrens' market program back to life! Sponsorship and Volunteer opportunities available!
📣📣 If you live in or around Arco, Idaho, the UpWinders Farmers & Artisans Market will be accepting SNAP/EBT transactions and providing Double Up Food Bucks to s-t-r-e-t-c-h those fresh food dollars even more! 📣📣
And, they are accepting vendors offering produce and home made goods. 😉😉
We have set dates for our 2021 season.
July 8 through September 30. Still on Thursdays from 5-7 pm.
New this year we will be accepting SNAP / EBT and are a Double up Bucks Farmers Market.
We can't wait to see you!
🥧 😍🌱🥰🧶 We're so excited to see Farmers Market throughout Idaho come alive! 🥧 😍🌱🥰🧶
The Farmers' Market at Sandpoint has put their operations throttle into full gear with their annual orientation 📆, juries 📋, and *tentative* planning for the return of musicians 🪕🎹.
👇🏼 Check out their recent post on their first round of juries!
O hey potential new vendors! Don't forget to get your Farmers' Market application in by this Sunday, March 21 in order to be be juried in the first round of jury sessions.
The next jury session takes place the third week of April, just a few weeks before the first market of the season on May 1.
Head over to the website for full details on applying
We can't wait to see your beautiful faces ☺️
🌟✨ Farmers Market Managers are a little bit of everything wrapped up into one, magical, multipurpose position. 🦄✨
Portneuf Valley Farmers Market & Chubbuck Farmers Market are looking for the right person to fill those shoes. 👟👟🥾🥾
The Market is taking applications for the Market Manager job position. If you know someone who loves our local market, has excellent customer service & communication skills & is dependable, let them know! Here’s the link for more details on the job:
🍩 What does Guru Donuts have to do with farms and farmers markets? 🧐
Not only do they give the Boise Farmers Market a little shout-out on their website, but they source their ingredients as close to home as possible. Now that's what we call #ValueAddedFood! 👍🏼
#CommunitySupported #FreshIngredients #SmallBusinessSupportingSmallBusiness
‘Idaho potato whaaat?’ Boise doughnut shop competes on TV’s ‘Drew Barrymore Show.’ “I was not expecting this,” the host of ”The Drew Barrymore Show” said after taking a bite. The show airs Wednesday.
Whether you are a Farmers Market that is offering an online marketplace or a Vendor that included online sales as part of your COVID-19 pivot, digital marketing tools can help grow any customer base which means 💰more sales💰! #winwin
To learn more about this online event offered by Idaho Preferred, register at: https://events.20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehos01fm74d932e7&oseq=&c=&ch=
Creating Actual Value Online & Transformational Selling with Dallas Crum Boost your online presence and learn how to transform your sales efforts in this second installment of our 4-part series: Advanced Marketing and Sales Foundations by Dallas Crum Founder and Managing Director of Inspiir Media.
We can't believe that this article shared by our friends with Fair Food Network is from almost a year ago! 😳
If you are a Farmers Market in Idaho that is looking to offer SNAP/EBT or Double Up Food Bucks, or want to know more about how this program is beneficial for both your customers AND vendors, contact Program Coordinator Denise at [email protected]. 💸💳
#FarmersMarketsAreEssential #SNAPEBT #DoubleUpFoodBucks #FoodForAll
Modify farmers markets but keep them open during shelter in place - STAT Instead of closing farmers markets during shelter-in-place orders, modify them so people can get healthy food while social distancing.
The 2021 vendor application with Farm to Fork Farmers' Market has been open since late February!
They have condensed their application process into one, streamlined application for the Farmers Market and other Indian Creek Plaza events.
🥰::sigh:: We 💚 efficiency, don't you?🥰
The time has come! Our Farm to Fork Farmers' Market vendor application is now open for the 2021 season. This year you are able to apply for the Farmers’ Market AND apply for other Signature Events at Indian Creek Plaza in just one application. Follow the link to apply today - https://www.indiancreekplaza.com/be-a-vendor
🎨✏️🖌🖍 Art Opportunity with Eagle Saturday Market 🖍🖌✏️🎨
P.S. They are now accepting vendor applications through Marketspread. Visit http://cityofeagle.org/170/Eagle-Saturday-Market for more information.
Just a few weeks left to apply for the Saturday Market Poster Contest. Visit our website for more information. http://www.cityofeagle.org/1642/Market-Poster-Contest
The Meridian Main Street Market is accepting vendors of all ages for this upcoming season!
The applications are officially open for you to sign up to be one of the 2021 Vendors at the Meridian Main Street Market!
We welcome entrepreneurs of ALL AGES (yes, we said ALL ages!) to sign up for booth space!
Go ahead, check it out and get registered today, before spaces begin to fill up for the year > https://meridianmainstreetmarket.com/https://meridianmainstreetmarket.com/
We couldn’t agree more with Teton Valley Farmers Market messaging: Support your local vendors throughout the year! 💯💯
While we are waiting for most of our Farmers Markets to officially start, online platforms and channels are one of the best ways to connect with and support folks. 💻➡️🛍➡️🚙
Until then, 🥬 Romaine Calm & Carrot On 🥕
Home Teton Valley Farmers Market Online is an online marketplace of locally grown, produced and packaged food. We make it possible for farmers to work together to meet the growing demand for local, sustainable food in the Teton Valley, Idaho area. Farmers and food producers benefit from the marketing, se...
Planning for vendor space assignments is an art form!
Here's a little peak at how the good folks with the Gooding Farmer's Market, Gooding Idaho do it.
Sounds like they also have room for more vendors. . .😎
Planning for the 2021 season is in the works!!! Working on a map to direct traffic this year to make it easier. If you are a regular vendor, planning to come back this year and want to keep your spot please let me know so I can plug you in! Wouldn't be awesome to fill all 31 spots?! We can do it!!! Spread the word for I've got room. First farmer market will be May 4th! Tuesdays from 2 to 6. More info to come soon!
Become a part of a Farmers Market near you today! Check out Nampa Farmers Market and their rolling application process.
Does your family want to embrace the American Dream and run their own amazing business? Consider the Nampa Farmers Market! We take applications throughout the season! Whether for one day or all thirty, we're the place to be when it comes to jumpstarting your next million-dollar idea!
✅ Vendor Recruitment
✅ Annual Meetings
Yup, feels like market season is upon us! 🧑🏽🍳👩🏻🌾👨🏽🎨
Farmers Markets across the state of Idaho are gearing up for another season and social media is often the best way to stay up-to-date. Go on and 🐝bee🐝 social by liking and following your local area Farmers Market page.
Interested in being a vendor this year? Everyone who is going to sell at the market this year needs to attend our spring vendor meeting, Saturday, March 13, 10am, at the UI Extension Office, 6447 Kootenai St., or via zoom, https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/2277195797
FARE Idaho is reinventing our local food and beverage industry But, one local organization called FARE Idaho is helping our local restaurants, bars, and farmers rebound from the pandemic.
Our popular Idaho Victory Garden Online course is now open and free for registered users! Follow the directions on the site linked below to register and gain instant access to 10 comprehensive modules designed help you grow, eat, and save money. Your best garden yet could be in 2021! https://campus.extension.org/enrol/index.php?id=1000