07-31-19 Inside The BARN with Farmers Market Coalition Interim Executive Director Ben Feldman…

Inside The BARN with Farmers Market Coalition Interim Executive Director Ben Feldman

USDA’s 20th Annual National Farmers Market Week August 4-10 & More

The BARN, Briggsddale, CO – July 31, 2019 – Did you know that the USDA is celebrating its 20th anniversary of National Farmers Market Week is August 4th – 10th?  Not too mention, the Farmers Market Coalition is launching its nationwide campaign too. Joining the Co Ag News Network & FarmCast Radio to discuss all of that in more detail is  Ben Feldman, Interim Executive Director of the Farmers Market Coalition…

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BY THE WAY: Colorado Farmers Market Association Offers New Membership Opportunities

The Colorado Farmers Market Association has created brand-new membership categories that recognize how central farmers and ranchers are to farmers markets in the state. The Farmer/Rancher membership category brings farmers’ and ranchers’ voices into CFMA, and a Farm Stand/CSA membership category expands support to farmers who run farm stands or CSAs. Click here for more information and to join.

More about Ben Feldman

Ben Feldman currently serves as the Interim Executive Director for the national Farmers Market Coalition, where he previously worked as the Policy Director. Ben has spent his career in farmers markets. Prior to joining the Farmers Market Coalition, Ben worked at the Ecology Center where he helped found the California Alliance of Farmers’ Markets, served as vice-chair of the CDFA Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee, Administered the California Market Match Program, and championed policy to improve connect  low-income shoppers and farmers at farmers’ market. Ben also worked for the Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association where he managed the first farmers market on a Kaiser Permanente campus.

Ben also has experience on the other side of the table, having sold produce and baked goods at farm stands and farmers markets. Ben is a graduate of the UCSC Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems program and holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Science from the University of California, Riverside.

The Farmers Market Coalition (Farmers Market Coalition) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to strengthening farmers markets for the benefit of farmers, consumers, and communities. For more information about the Farmers Market Coalition, visit www.farmersmarketcoalition.org.

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