Alaska Contacts

Alaska Farmers Market Association 

Robbi Mixon, Director


Brad St. Pierre, Vice President
General Manager, Tanana Valley Farmers Market



SNAP Info & Contacts

Benefit Program: Alaska Quest Card
Current contractor: Fidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS)
Point of Contact:
Alaska Division of Public Assistance
(907) 465-3347

Alaska Ag Department

Alaska Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Fact Sheet


Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program 

Alaska News/Case Studies

USDA Farmers Market, Local and Regional Food Systems Grants Announced

Hannah Fuller October 2, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced this week that it has awarded $27 million in grant funding through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) and $9.3 million in grant funding through the new Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) grant program. The grants fall under the Local Agricultural… Read More

Standing Together Against Racism: Black Lives Matter

Stephanie Fenty June 3, 2020

Over the past week, the United States has been shaken by the deep inequities rooted within our justice system that have continued to destroy the lives of Black Americans like George Floyd. In the past, the Farmers Market Coalition has largely remained silent on matters of race and injustice. We will do so no longer.… Read More

FMC on the Road: California, Oregon, Alaska, and Massachusetts

Stephanie Fenty March 28, 2019

February and March were busy for FMC staff, who have been traveling to conferences from coast to coast meeting with farmers market leaders, hearing the issues facing the local food sector, as well as learning about potential solutions. We’ve also been presenting the lessons we’ve gained working with markets, offering the tools, methods, and technical… Read More

FMC Mini-Grants Support SNAP Programs Across the Country

Stephanie Fenty March 20, 2019

Last year, FMC awarded seven $500 SNAP Mini-Grants to farmers markets and farmers across the country who displayed a clear commitment to expanding SNAP programming, and connecting SNAP shoppers in their communities to healthy, affordable food. Here’s a first look at the great work resulting from the funding. Keya Wakpala Community Farmers’ Market Mission, SD… Read More

The Alaska Food Festival & Conference – March 8-9, 2019

Honesta Romberger September 7, 2018

The Alaska Food Policy Council and the Alaska Farmers Market Association are partnering for the 4th semi-annual Alaska Food Festival & Conference. The Alaska Farmers Market Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting vibrant and sustainable farmers markets throughout Alaska. We’re still in the early planning stages of the conference, but will continually… Read More

Murkowski introduces Alaska specific farm bill

Honesta Romberger June 22, 2018

Via Daily New-MIner FAIRBANKS — Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski has introduced an Arctic specific farming bill to address issues of food security, conservation and trade in Alaska. The Food Security, Housing and Sanitation Improvements in Rural, Remote and Frontier Areas Act of 2018 includes a series of Alaska and Arctic-specific initiatives compiled based on… Read More

From Coast to Coast: A Snapshot of the 2018 Farmers Market Poster Contest

Allie Vrtachnik May 25, 2018

The 2018 National Farmers Market Poster Contest has come to a close, folks! The deadline for poster submissions was May 15th, but you still have till until May 31st to act as a judge for the Fan Favorite award. Your vote counts as a ‘like’ for your local market or favorite submission. Browse the contest… Read More

2018 Farmers Market Meet-Up – April 13, 2018

Honesta Romberger April 6, 2018

Are you a successful gardener thinking about scaling up and becoming a farmers market vendor? Are you already in the market and want to learn/share tips of the trade? This free event will include information on Kenai Peninsula markets, booth design and signage, food safety, Alaska’s Cottage Food Law and more! Special guest: Robbi Mixon,… Read More

Bill May Expand Alaska Food Hub Offerings

Honesta Romberger March 19, 2018

Buying and selling local food online may become easier. A bill in the House would allow Alaskans to sell items with a low potential for food-borne illness without a permit online. It would also make other changes to support local food. [Keep reading] Read More

Alaska: 2 Week Farming Intensive July 22 – August 4, 2018

Honesta Romberger January 26, 2018

START A FARM. RUN A HOMESTEAD. BUILD COMMUNITY. Get the growing knowledge and hands-on production and business planning skills to launch a small-scale farm or home garden through TWO WEEKS of intensive farming education at Calypso Farm and Ecology Center. The Farming Intensive is a highly condensed version of Calypso’s 5-month Farmer Training Program, giving… Read More

Farm Business Workshop Series – Alaska Feb 7, 8, 9, & 10

Honesta Romberger January 10, 2018

Click here for more info. This collaboration between Homer Folk School, Homer Soil and Water, and Alaska Farmland Trust is intended to give both new and experienced farmers the business skills they need to increase efficiency and profits for their farm. Take one workshop or take them all! Permaculture for Farmers Wednesday, February 7, 6-8:30pm… Read More

Produce Growers Food Safety Workshop – November 2, 2017

Honesta Romberger October 23, 2017

Attention HOMER AREA Produce Growers! The State of Alaska, in cooperation with the Cornell Produce Safety Alliance, is holding a Produce Growers Food Safety Workshop The course and materials are free. This FDA-approved course satisfies the Grower Training curriculum requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. Growers can also receive a… Read More

Alaska Local Food Program Awarded Part of $13.4 Million USDA Grant

Honesta Romberger October 23, 2017

Homer,​ ​AK​​ ​​-​ ​The​ ​United​ ​States​ ​Department​ ​of​ ​Agriculture​ ​(USDA)​ ​has​ ​awarded​ ​$13.4​ ​Million​ ​this​ ​year​ ​to 52​ ​recipients​ ​across​ ​the​ ​country​ ​including​ ​$403,000​ ​to​ ​Alaska’s​ ​Cook​ ​Inletkeeper,​ ​a​ ​community-based non-profit​ ​organization​ ​and​ ​major​ ​recipient​ ​of​ ​USDA’s​ ​2017​ ​Farmer’s​ ​Market​ ​Outreach​ ​Program​ ​(FMPP). “It’s​ ​an​ ​amazing​ ​step​ ​forward​ ​for​ ​local​ ​food​ ​programs​ ​in​ ​Alaska,”​ ​said​… Read More

Homer Farmers Market is Where the Heart is

Liz Comiskey August 23, 2016

Homer is where the heart is! We are thrilled to have Homer Farmers Market take over our Guest Instagram spot this week. If you’ve ever been to Alaska you know that its pristine beauty stretches from summits to shorelines. Via Sterling Highway, Homer, the “Halibut Capitol of the World”, is nestled in the Kenai Peninsula… Read More

**Updated** Congratulations to FMC Member FMPP and FMSSG Awardees!

Liz Comiskey October 9, 2015

The awardees of the 2015 Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP), and the first ever Farmers Market SNAP Support Grants (FMSSG) were announced last week! Check out all of the FMC members that were awarded below. Many FMC members will also benefit from grant projects within their community networks; you… Read More