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Virginia’s top agriculture official tours Spotsylvania Farmers Market

Virginia’s top agriculture official tours Spotsylvania Farmers Market

Read the complete article published in the Free Lance-Star here. The state agriculture department’s top official dug into a paper cup filled with peach and tomato salad at the Spotsylvania Farmers Market Wednesday. The colorful sample of fresh fruit and vegetables—it contained red onion as well—was part of the Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Family Nutrition Program. […]

July 31, 2015 | By More
TFM.co is seeking Market Token Operator

TFM.co is seeking Market Token Operator

Hey friends! We’re looking for someone to operate the Market Token Program at King George Farmers Market. Check out the listing here and apply! KGFM Market Token Operator Position

March 13, 2015 | By More
Mary Washington Hospital Community Benefit Fund Awards Grant for Healthy Food Access at Farmers Markets

Mary Washington Hospital Community Benefit Fund Awards Grant for Healthy Food Access at Farmers Markets

The Farmers Market.co and the George Washington Regional Commission are pleased to announce a 2013-2014 grant award from the Mary Washington Hospital Community Benefit Fund.  The $20,000 grant supports Nutrition Incentives at four area farmers markets to increase healthy food access for low-income families. The award supports operation of the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, […]

July 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Farmers Market.co Nutrition Incentive Program Soars Beyond Expectations

Farmers Market.co Nutrition Incentive Program Soars Beyond Expectations

Group Seeks Private and Corporate Funding to Continue Wildly Successful Program– $20,000 Needed Immediately for 2013 Season By DeLaura Padovan, King George Farmers’ Market Manager Through the Farmers Market.co’s Nutrition Incentive Program, low-income families were able to double their purchasing power at regional farmers markets in 2012. But heading into the 2013 season, this regional […]

January 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
USDA Under Secretary Visits Local Markets

USDA Under Secretary Visits Local Markets

The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Farmers Markets hosted US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary Ed Avalos on Saturday, July 14, 2012. Secretary Avalos was born into a farming family in California and later moved to New Mexico. He is now responsible for farming-related programs in USDA, including the Farmers Market Promotion Program. Avalos came to this area to see Virginia markets that were recommended […]

July 19, 2012 | By More
USDA Under Secretary to Visit Farmers Markets in Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg

USDA Under Secretary to Visit Farmers Markets in Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg

USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Ed Avalos, will visit two farmers markets in Fredericksburg, Virginia on Saturday, July 14, to see the impact of federal grant funds in the local community. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) provides important support for these markets through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and the Farmers Market Promotion […]

July 10, 2012 | By More