Freezing the Harvest

It’s time to stock up and preserve the harvest here in Wisconsin.  Many farmers’ market shoppers have been busy lately, putting up canned tomatoes, dilly beans, salsa and various jams and jellies.  Canning is just one option, however.  For many people, freezing is an easie
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Should JFM add a Weekday Market?

Janesville Farmers Market is researching whether we should add a weekday market in downtown Janesville. Please share your opinion below. Would you like JFM to add a weekday market downtown? Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday No View results Create a poll like this Monday0% Tuesd
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Don’t be a Party PNOOPer! What it Means to be a Producer-Only Market

PNOOP = Products Not Of Own Production, a term originally coined by Los Angeles Times writer David Karp to describe the act of selling something at a farmers’ market that you did not produce, while claiming to have grown or made the item yourself. Janesville Farmers Market is a
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Become a JFM Vendor

Do you want to be a JFM vendor?  – Here are some tips. Maybe you are a farmer or producer who is considering selling at a farmers market, but you don’t know where to start.  Here are some tips and ideas to get you started. The Janesville Farmers Market is a fun Saturday mo
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The Role of Women in Local Agriculture and Farmers’ Markets

Last month I had the pleasure of getting to know nine other Wisconsin farmers’ market managers as we came together three times in person and several more times virtually online to complete the Market Manager Certificate Program offered by the Michigan Farmers Market Association.
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Sowing the Seeds for a Successful Season at the Farmers’ Market

Sowing the Seeds for a Successful Season Just as farmers and crafters work through the winter months, caring for animals, planning their crops or making new inventory; a farmers’ market manager and board continue to work throughout the year to ensure a successful market season.
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CSA Deliveries Available at the Janesville Farmers Market

CSA Deliveries Available at the Janesville Farmers Market A CSA share is an increasingly popular option for many consumers who wish to increase their intake of fresh produce while developing relationships with local growers. It differs from a farmers’ market because money is pai
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Collaboration vs. Competition at the Farmers’ Market

  Collaboration vs. Competition at the Farmers’ Market If you were at the Janesville Farmers Market this past season, you probably noticed that business is booming.  Many vendors reported their best season ever.  The market grew in size and diversity with new daily vendors
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Seven Unexpected Things You May Find at a Farmers’ Market

The focus of a farmers’ market is, of course, going to be the local farmers.  At the Janesville Farmers Market, we make local farms a priority, but we also know that it is more than the awesome fresh produce and the joy of interacting with growers that draws people downtown ever
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For the Love of Cheese

We are celebrating June Dairy Month at the Janesville Farmers Market this month.  Wisconsin’s dairy heritage is, of course, near and dear to my heart because  I’m one of those lucky people who grew up in a dairy farming family.  According to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Bo
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