Food Day at the Farmers Market

tomatoes_garden Farmers markets can use Food Day to bring in new customers and raise awareness about real food.  Food Day is a great opportunity to partner with other organizations in the community to educate the public about local, seasonal and sustainable food.

There are many ways farmers markets can participate in Food Day.  Here are some ideas:

  • Hold a harvest festival for kids and grown-ups with cooking demonstrations, tastings, canning workshops, and a pumpkin carving contest.
  • Organize a cash-mob on Food Day inviting people in your community to show up on and around Food Day and spend their dollars at the market
  • Double the value of SNAP, WIC and Senior FMNP benefits for a day or week.
  • Partner with multiple organizations to host a large-scale “Thank the farmers” harvest potluck event that encourages people to share local food recipes. has many resources including an organizer’s guide, press release templates, brochure and more to get you started.