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Washington State Farmers Market Directories Updated for 2015Washington State Farmers Market Directories Updated for 2015 - Markets are opening for the 2015 season across Washington State. With a record-breaking roster of 117 agriculturally focused member markets throughout the State of Washington, WSFMA has updated our print and online directories for the 2015 market season. Search online for a nearby market by city, county, day of operation or payment accepted here.

Call or email the WSFMA office today to order our gorgeous print directory. Whether you’re at home or on the road, you’re never far from a farmers market selling the best and freshest fruits, vegetables and tasty treats grown and produced by Washington farmers. Order one or one thousand and we’ll mail them free of charge. Call (206) 706-5198 or email info@wafarmersmarkets.com and don’t forget to include your mailing address.

Join or Renew Your WSFMA Membership Today - WSFMA offers three membership programs that support the work we do providing services to and representing farmers, farmers market organizers and consumers through food policy work, advocacy, education, promotions, resources and consultation. Membership is available to farmers markets operating in Washington State that prioritize Washington farmers.  Farm Membership is open to Washington farmers and fishers engaged in direct sales to consumers. Friends of WSFMA value Washington farms and farmers markets and directly support WSFMA programs and services with their membership dues. Read more about all three membership programs here and join us today!  

Did You Know? - “Food Access” refers to overcoming barriers that make it difficult for resource-limited shoppers to purchase and consume healthy, fresh, affordable and tasty food. Coincidentally, working to increase food access also strengthens local economies and communities by putting federal food dollars into the pockets of farmers, providing sustainable jobs, income, and opportunities across the food web. You can read more about WSFMA’s food access efforts here.

New online series features local market vendors - ActivelyNorthwest is an online newsletter sponsored by LifeWise of Washington.  Their Healthy Eating section features a "Behind the Farmers Market" series showcasing farmers selling at farmers markets in Washington and Oregon.   Some of the Washington farmers include market favorites like Alvarez Organic Farms, Martin Family Orchards and Rockridge Orchards & Cidery. You’ll also find produce guides, shopping tips and seasonal recipes. Follow the link to Healthy Eating.

Watch the WSFMA Farmers Market Feud! - This entertaining and educational video, filmed at the 2014 WSFMA Annual Conference and generously sponsored by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, features farmers market managers and farmers in a fun-filled Smackdown as they tackle probing questions and gritty issues about the farmers market industry.

WSFMA Cooks: Sweet Corn & Pepper Salsa on YouTube! Watch the video and get the recipe!

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2016 Annual Conference

Registration Opens in Early December!

Thursday, February 4 - Saturday, February 6

Olympia Red Lion
Olympia, WA

Click here for conference information

WSFMA Membership: 3 Ways to Join

Click here to learn more about membership options or go directly to the 2015 Farmers Market Membership application.

Fresh Bucks Double Farmers Market Dollars

Fresh Bucks provides SNAP shoppers with extra buying power at Seattle farmers markets and farm stands. Learn more about Fresh Bucks and other statewide SNAP incentive programs here

Do you love Washington farmers markets?

Would you like to learn more about farmers markets and the work WSFMA does to support them?   Click here for a link to join the WSFMA listserv.

Find a farmers market near you!

Check out our searchable farmers market database and map. Now updated for the 2015 market season.

State Market Directory

Affordable Liability Insurance

For information and links to applications for affordable liability insurance for Farmers Markets, Vendors, and Officers and Directors, click here.

Washington State
Farmers Market Association

WSFMA office location and mailing address:
93 Pike Street, Suite 316
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: (206) 706-5198

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