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Julia Darnton is an MSU Extension educator serving Saginaw and Genesee counties in the areas of Community Food Systems and Leadership and Community Engagement in the Greening Michigan Institute. She has worked for MSU Extension since 2006. Julia received a Master’s Degree in Urban & Regional Planning from Michigan State University in 2010. In complement to her work in Community Food Systems, Julia is the Chairperson of the Downtown Saginaw Farmers’ Market and serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Michigan Farmers Market Association. Julia is an affiliate of the Center for Regional Food Systems at Michigan State University and works on projects around farmers markets, farm to institution purchasing, and food systems education. She also serves as a member of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network Outreach Subcommittee. Julia is proud to be part of the Leadership and Community Engagement team delivering programs on Facilitative Leadership.
December 11, 2012 | Michigan has a fast-growing number of farmers markets, many of which are open this winter to meet local food demand.
May 24, 2012 | As local farmers markets grow, market organizers may want to consider more formal organizations and working to fund paid staff to support their efforts.
May 24, 2012 | May and June bring Michigan-grown early season items and plants to many farmers markets.
May 22, 2012 | Use Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to buy edible plants at farmers markets.
February 20, 2012 | Proprieters of farm and farmers markets are learning to use social media to connect with customers in promoting their products and connecting people with agriculture.
February 20, 2012 | Farmers markets are important to local economic development as well as the social and environmental vitality of the community.