The winning photo from the Alliance's recent photo contest. Nancy and her family from Avila Farms sell fresh vegetables at the Napa Farmers Market. Photo credit: Napa Farmers Market
In This Newsletter
  • USDA Accepting Applications for Pandemic Response & Safety Grant
  • Nominate Your CA Farm & Food Champions!
  • Resources and Funding Opportunities
  • Job Opportunities
  • In the News
USDA Announces Request for Applications for Pandemic Response and Safety Grant
The Pandemic Response & Safety Grant program will assist small businesses in certain commodity areas including specialty crop producers, processors, distributors, and farmers markets.

Small businesses and nonprofits in these industries can apply for a grant to cover COVID-related expenses such as workplace safety measures, retrofitting facilities, shifting to online sales platforms, transportation, worker housing, and medical costs. The funding request can range from $1,500 to $20,000.

Application Period Closes: November 22
2022 CA Farm & Food Champions Nominations
Nominations for the 2022 Farm & Food Champion awards are now 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. Have you been inspired by someone? Then take a minute to submit a nomination by November 30.
Resources & Funding Opportunities
USDA Pandemic Response and Safety Grant
Submission Deadline: November 22, 2021

Regenerative Ag Training Scholarship for Farmers and Ranchers
Course Details: Regen Ag 101
Submission Deadline: Applications Accepted on Rolling Basis

CAFF is recruiting bean producers to bring more locally-grown high-protein specialty crops into CA hospitals. Technical assistance and support will be provided. Producer recruitment already underway. Apply Now

Job Opportunities
Director of Development
San Francisco | Full time | October 15

Multiple Positions
Remote | Full time
  • Communications & Development Associate | October 25
  • Resource Organizing Director | October 31
  • National Organizer | October 31

Program Manager
San Francisco | Full time | Open until filled
Program Associate
San Francisco | Full time | Open until filled

National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Remote | Contractual | Open until filled

Education Program Coordinator
South Bay Area | Full time | Open until filled

Food and Agriculture Program Coordinator
San Jose/San Francisco | Full time | Open until filled

Retreat & Site Rental Associate
Facilities Director
Berkeley, CA | Full time | Open until filled

Farmers' Market Program Manager
Berkeley, CA | Full time | Open until filled
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California Alliance of Farmers' Markets
Contact Us
510.548.2220 Ext. 243 | fmalliance@ecologycenter.org | farmersmarketalliance.org