This research project was conducted by the Farmers Market Coalition in partnership with Market Umbrella. Data was collected in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), which provided program data for use in the FMPP Grantee Survey Report.

The authors would like to thank members of the FMPP Evaluation Advisory Group, including Alfonso Morales, Associate Professor, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin; Anne Palmer, Program Director, Center for Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health University; Richard Pirog, C. S. Mott Group, Michigan State University; Jeffrey O’Hara, Economist, Food & Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists; and Kathleen Fitzgerald, food systems consultant. This report was edited by Kathryn Rogers and designed by Matt Hannigan. The authors would like to thank Christine Hursh at the University of Wisconsin who, with Alfonso Morales, conducted qualitative analysis of the survey comments. They also thank the many FMPP awardees who took time out of their busy lives in the fall of 2012 to thoughtfully share information about their grant projects in the survey.

For more information, please contact Stacy Miller, Project Director, at stacy@farmersmarketcoalition.org or 434-984-0175.