E-Commerce Platforms for Farmers Markets
Kami Semick, Food4All & Mandy Moody, Green City Market
September 20; 12-1:30 pm
During the pandemic there was a rush to add e-commerce sales for farmers markets and producers. COVID-19 hasn’t gone away, and consumer trends show an interest in continuing e-commerce as an option for buying local food. What does this mean for farmers markets? This webinar will look at Food4All and WhatsGood ecommerce platforms. Explore the pros, cons, and potential next steps for markets of all sizes. Register here.
Sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau
Home to Market Act-Changes to the Cottage
Mary Liz Wright, University of Illinois Extension
October 27; 12-1:30 pm
Join us for the Farmers Market Master series webinar on the changes in the Illinois Cottage Food Law. With the signing of the Home to Market Act, cottage food laws are expanding as of January 2022. Mary Liz will highlight the changes in the law as well as an overview of Illinois cottage food laws. Register here.
Illinois Certified Farmers Market Manager Course 2021/2022
The Illinois Farmers Market is pleased to offer a Certified Farmers Market Manager program for Illinois farmers market managers. Managing a farmers market is challenging and requires a wide range of knowledge and skills. This interactive program learning experience will address real-world market issues and train market managers in best practices for successful farmers markets.
The ILFMA Certified Farmers Market Manager Program is sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau.
All virtual; interactive utilizing Zoom and Google Classroom
Recommended Prerequisite: Completing ILFMA Farmers Market Manager Bootcamp or market manager with at least two years of experience.
• Monday evenings: 6-8:30 pm for 9 weeks
• Optional weekly technical assistance sessions for individual concerns or topics of interest
ILFMA Member: $250
2 sessions available:
|November 8, 15,||February 15, 22|
|December 6, 13||March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29|
|January 4, 11, 18, 25, 31||April 5,12|
Farmers Market Master Series
These courses are geared for farmers market managers that have completed the IL-CFMM program or experienced market managers looking to explore new and emerging aspects of running and sustaining a farmers market. It provides ongoing continuing education for all farmers market managers.
Potential topics include community engagement, Link shopper outreach, fundraising, sponsorship, finances, establishing regional cooperatives, vendor outreach, conflict de-escalation, technology, etc.
The ILFMA Farmers Market Master Program is sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau.
Lunchtime Webinars: 12 pm-1 pm
Specific topics to be announced
Managers and vendors can enroll for individual topics or receive a series discount.
ILFMA Members; $10 each webinar or $35 per series of 4 webinars
Non-member: $40 each webinar or $100 per series
Already Certified Farmers Market managers complete 12 hours of CEUs (no time limit) and become a Certified Farmers Market Master*
*Prior or concurrent completion of the Certified Farmers Market Manager course required.