In This Newsletter
  • 2022 CNIP WIC & Senior FMNP Funding Opportunity
  • California Food Policy Report 2020
  • Work With Us! Food & Farming Program Coordinator
  • Open Call for 2022 Nutrition Incentive Hub Convening Session Proposals
  • 2022 CA Farm & Food Champions Nominations
  • Resources and Funding Opportunities
  • Job Opportunities
  • In the News
CDFA Announces 2022 CNIP WIC & Senior FMNP Nutrition Incentive Funding Opportunity
CDFA is seeking project proposals to distribute nutrition incentives to WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program shoppers using their benefits to purchase California-grown fresh fruits and vegetables at authorized Certified Farmers’ Markets and farm stands.

Projects that reach underserved populations, including communities where a large proportion of the population is low-income and communities with high rates of diet-related disease, will be prioritized.

Application Deadline: December 13, 2021
Alliance Featured in California Food Policy Report 2020
The California Food Policy Council (CAFPC) recently released its California Food Policy Report 
2020. The Report features resource development and advocacy efforts led by the California Alliance of Farmers’ Markets.

With this eighth annual edition, CAFPC showcases collective action and advocacy rooted in communities across the state to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 global crisis. The Report shares the CAFPC member councils’ successes in addressing heightened food insecurity, food chain worker health, racial equity, food waste, and food entrepreneurship in the midst of a pandemic, as well as recommendations for the journey ahead.

For its part, the Alliance leaned heavily on its member markets to compile the “Farmers Market Response and Best Practices Guide” in March 2020. This guide along with delivering multiple trainings and roundtable sessions provided vital support and information to farmers’ market managers throughout the challenges of the pandemic.
The California Food Policy Council is a coalition of 27 local food policy groups working to ensure that California’s food system reflects the needs of all of its communities.
Work With Us! Food & Farming Program Coordinator
Are you interested in supporting California's small- and mid-sized farms and increasing healthy food choices for low-income and underserved populations? Apply to be our Food & Farming Program Coordinator!

The Food & Farming Program Coordinator supports:

  • Coordination of the California Alliance of Farmers’ Markets
  • Execution of project goals and work-plan
  • Projects and program efforts to advance CalFresh/SNAP access and healthy food incentives nationally in a farm-direct setting

The California Alliance of Farmers' Markets is a program of the Ecology Center.
Open Call For Session Proposals! 2022 Nutrition Incentive Hub Convening
The GusNIP NTAE Nutrition Incentive Hub 2022 National Convening is an annual event that brings together people from across the fields of nutrition incentives and produce prescriptions to gather and learn from each other. Additionally, attendees can learn from experts in the field, other grantees and practitioners, policymakers, health care providers, researchers, evaluators, local governments, farmers markets, and more.

The 2022 Convening will be held virtually over the course of 3 days, January 18-20, 2022 from 9am-2pm (PT) and is free and open to the public.

The Request for Proposals closes on November 30 at midnight HST.
2022 CA Farm & Food Champions Nominations
Nominations for the 2022 Farm & Food Champion awards are still open! Each year, the Community Alliance with Family Farmers honors those making a difference in California's food system and farms.

Award categories range from New Farmer to Food Business to Farmers Market Champion. Who inspires you?

Deadline to nominate extended to December 15.
Resources & Funding Opportunities
USDA Pandemic Response and Safety Grant
Submission Deadline: TODAY November 22, 2021

2022 CNIP WIC and Senior FMNP Nutrition Incentive Program
Submission Deadline: December 13, 2021

Healthy Soils Incentives Program
Application Deadline: February 25, 2022, or until funds expended
Job Opportunities
UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
Small Farms Community Educator
San Diego County/Riverside County | December 2

Multiple Positions
Berkeley | Full time | Open until filled
  • Education and Engagement Program Coordinator
  • Farmers' Market Access and Equity Program Coordinator
  • Food & Farming Program Coordinator

Digital Communications Associate
Fully Remote | Full time | Open until filled

Multiple Positions
Pescadero | Full time | Open until filled
  • Youth and Public Programs Programs Coordinator
  • Assistant Farm Manager
  • Animal Husbandry Specialist
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California Alliance of Farmers' Markets
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