What drives farmers to join farmers markets?

New farmers markets in low-income, urban areas of Michigan face challenges in recruiting and retaining vendors, a new study finds. Farmers motivated by their love of gardening or the desire to build community are least likely to drop out of those urban markets, the study concludes.

Michigan farmers markets cope with COVID-19 order

Michigan farmers markets can continue to operate under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, but because customers are staying home, many farmers are seeing a dip in demand for their products.