Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing: Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), USDA AGRIC.
FARMERS MARKET PROMOTION PROGRAM Announcement: Fiscal Year 2014 Request for Applications 2, available at http://www.
3 million in Farmers Market Promotion Program
grants to 164 marketing and promotion projects involved with farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs), and other direct-to-consumer outlets for local food.
The Farmers Market Promotion Program
supports farmers markets and other direct producer-to-consumer activities, while the Local Food Promotion Program supports enterprises that aggregate, store, distribute and process local and regional food.
Most of the grants announced today were authorized through the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), including the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) Farmers Market Promotion Program and Local Foods Promotion Program, and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) and Community Food Projects (CFP) grant program.
USDA's AMS awarded over $27 million in competitive grants to expand marketing through the new Local Food Marketing Promotion Program (LFPP) and the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP).