Farmers markets are a place for local farmers, and sometimes local artists, to sell their products directly to their communities, often including fruits, vegetables, meat, and locally baked or prepared foods. This website is a guide to implementing farmers markets in your community, as part of the Feast for the Future program. The Feast for the Future program has been designed and implemented by the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health in partnership with: Santo Domingo Pueblo; the Tuba City community on the Navajo (Diné) Nation; and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
The first step in implementing the Feast for the Future program is creating a Community Advisory Board (CAB). Refer to the Feast for the Future Implementation Guide for more information on starting your community’s CAB. Once a CAB is created, the example farmers market and this interactive website can be used to help guide the implementation of a farmers market in your community.
We would like to express our appreciation to the many people who have contributed to the development of the Feast for the Future program. We are deeply grateful to our partnering communities. Their input, guidance, wisdom, and spirit were invaluable to the evolution of the program. We acknowledge our colleagues at Johns Hopkins University and partnering institutions. We also would like to thank our generous funders at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Christensen Fund, Schnieders Family Foundation, Walmart Foundation, and Newman’s Own Foundation. Finally, and most importantly, we extend heartfelt thanks to the parents, children, and families who have participated in the Feast for the Future programs and honor their commitment to strengthening their families and communities.