speaking engagements

The Market Umbrella team will be very much in evidence at the November 7, 2012 Food Access Summit in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Richard McCarthy is guest speaker at the Rural Health Network of South Central New York's Growing Health 2012 Conference, October 17, 2012.

Richard McCarthy serves as a panelist on Thursday, Sept 20th at 2:30pm at the 4th Annual Sustainability Summit in Cleveland, OH.

Richard McCarthy leads a panel discussion, Connecting a Market to its Community, at the 8th International Public Market Conference in Cleveland, OH, 21-23 September 2012.

Richard will be chatting with Alabama Chanin on Friday, January 13 from 1-2. Join them as they discuss Richard’s ideas on Pirates + Punks and how using our cultural assets can help small markets, in fashion, food and more, gain footing and even surpass big industry! Join the chat here.

The Chefs Collaborative's National 2011 Summit will be held in New Orleans, October 23-25. On Monday, October 24, join Richard McCarthy for a conversation with culinary leaders about the role of food to heal communities after trauma.

Don't miss Richard McCarthy's lecture placing the rise of farmers markets within the tradition of do-it-yourself cultural movements, like Punk Rock, at the Southern Foodways Alliance's 2011 Symposium — The Cultivated South — October 27-30, 2011 in Oxford, MS.

Richard McCarthy and the ZSmith Foundation's Tracey Greene-Dorsett will present Wealth from Local Food and Local Culture:  Bridging the Gulf, sixteen-years of collaboration between New Orleans-based marketumbrella.org and the Mississippi Association of Cooperatives via the establishment of the Crescent City Farmers Market as a flagship enterprise to link urban with rural, supply with demand, investment with outcomes.

Director of Markets Emery Van Hook will present findings from the 2010 farmers market incentive program, MarinersMatch, at the national gathering of the Wholesome Wave Foundation, partners, and grantees in Washington, DC, May 23-24, 2011.

Richard McCarthy has been selected as an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar for the highly celebrated Rocky Mountain event in late June-early July 2011. He will also join a panel discussion on June 29, 2011 following a screening of Mary Mazzio's new film The Apple Pushers.

Richard McCarthy will address the Fifteenth Interational Conference on Corporate Reputation, Brand, Identity and Competitiveness in New Orleans, Wednesday, May 18, 2011: Navigating the Reputation Economy.

The Changing Landscape of Community Development: Linking Research with Policy and Practice in Low-Income Communities, April 28-29, 2011 in Arlington, VA

Keynote speaker at the Maryland Department of Agriculture's Annual Farmers Market Conference, February 16, 2011: Darlene Wolnik, marketshare Project Director

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont's 6th Annual Direct Marketing Conference to feature Darlene Wolnik, January 9, 2011

Darlene Wolnik serves as the director of the marketshare program at marketumbrella.org. She will be the keynote speaker at the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont's 6th Annual Direct Marketing Conference on January 9, 2011. She will also lead a workshop on Evaluation Tools and Techniques for Markets.

Annual tri-state Main Street conference to feature marketumbrella.org's Darlene Wolnik September 13 - 15, 2010 in New Iberia, LA.

Richard McCarthy, co-founder and executive director of marketumbrella.org, joins what is being billed a gathering of "the world's most visionary intellects" for a day of public exploration into the nexus between crisis and creativity.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Capitol Visitors Center, Congressional Meeting Room South in Washington, DC

Moderated by Jasmine Hall Ratliff, MHA, Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Richard McCarthy joins the Community Food Security Coalition and Farmers Market Coalition for a Congressional Briefing coordinated with the Offices of Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR) and Senator Sherrod Brown (OH) to discuss SNAP/EBT Usage at Farmers Markets in the United States.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Joined by the Big River Eco-Agriculture Development Alliance Executive Director Copper Alvarez and retiring Child Nutrition Services East Baton Rouge School Board's Gail Johnson, Richard McCarthy addresses the how best to use farmers markets to improve fresh food access to all: "21st Century Farmers Market."

Friday April 9th, 2010

Richard McCarthy will moderate a discussion, The Future of Food, between leading authors, activists, and educators in the legal field.

Friday, February 26-27, 2010

Richard McCarthy presents farmers markets as providing a human face for agriculture benefiting both consumers and producers on Friday, February 26th at the Arkansas Farmers Market Association Conference and on Saturday, February 27th at the  Certified Arkansas Farmers Market Conference in Little Rock, AR.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Kansas Farmers Market Conference: Managers/Organizers
Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Richard McCarthy delivers the keynote address at the 2010 National Farmers' Retailers and Markets Association conference in Telford, Shropshire in the UK. For more information, log onto farma.org.uk

Wednesday, January 18 and Thursday January 19, 2010

Southern Sustainable Agricultural Working Group (SSAWG) Pre-Conference Market Track

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Richard McCarthy delivers “The New Victory Garden” at the EPA Brownfields Conference in New Orleans. For more information, log onto www.brownsfieldconference.org.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Richard McCarthy serves on panel discussion about food and community building at the Artists and Communities Conference in New Orleans.