When: February 6th and 7th

From: 10:00 am to 3:15 pm (ET) each day

Format: Virtual via Zoom


Tuesday, February 6th:

Legita Wilson with the Indiana Department of Health will discuss the eFMNP -the new WIC and Senior FMNP. Legita will cover how farmers can get sign-up and how clients will participate in 2024! Legita will share resources for farmers, market managers and clients.
Legita and her team are also hosting a Q & A over from 12:15 to 1:00 pm on February 6th and 7th.

Nick Stepaniak, Market Manager with the Westfield Farmers Market is moderating a panel of market managers:

  • Erin Shockley, Tipton Farmers and Artisans Market
  • Erica Foreman, Fisher’s Farmers Market
  • Shalise Lee, Indy Winter Farmers Market

Join the market manager panel as they share best practices, tips and ideas for getting a farmers market off to a great start at beginning and every market day.  Questions are very much welcome!

Sharon Pattee with the Indiana Department of Health, Food Safety Division is joining us for an update session that will clarify HBV 1149!  You have questions? Sharon will answer them!

Join Ashley Adams Wagner with the YLNI Farmers Market and Nanci Sears Perry with the Yorktown Farmers Market who will share with you the Power of Produce Program, a youth empowerment program from the Farmers Market Coalition. Both Ashley and Nanci will discuss how their farmers market runs POP and how much fun youth have participating!

Wednesday, February 7th:

Join Christina Ferroli and learn why data collection is important for farmers markets. Discussion and sharing is encouraged!  Data collection strategies, tools and resources will be shared!

On February 7th at 11:15 am (ET), join Mary Tyndall with the St. Joseph Community Foundation, Michelle Shippy with Indiana Dept. of Health,  Ally Osburn with the Marion County Health Dept, and Shalise Lee with Indy Winter Farmers Market and learn about Double Up IN, Indiana’s nutrition incentive program. The panel will also share how SNAP EBT and Double Up IN help farmers earn more at farmers markets and farm stands.

Community Wellness Coordinator, Jered Blanchard, and a panel of farmers will share and discuss the success of eFMNP for their farm!

Farmers Market Panel: 

  • Tom Keb, Market Manager with the Plymouth Farmers Market
  • Diania Franks, Market Manager with the South Bend Farmers Market
  • Felicia Say, HEAL Farmers Markets, Aging and In-Home Services

Join presenters Bridget Anderson and Meagan Heber and learn how the Indiana Housing and Development Authority (IHCDA)’s CreatINg Places grant can provide place-based activation funding for local farmers markets and how their partnership with Patronicity allows you to engage your community in generating hyperlocal investment. Deepen your understanding of the program guidelines, get tips and strategies for fundraising, and see examples of successful market projects from around the state.