Washington Contacts

Washington State Farmers Market Association

 

To add state news and resources, contact:
Ben Feldman
ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program name/EBT Card Name: Basic Food Program/QUEST Card
Current contractor: Fidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS)

Contact:
Kate Delavan
Food Access Program Manager
Washington State Farmers Market Association
foodaccess@wafarmersmarkets.org
(206) 706-5198

 

To add state news and resources, contact:
Ben Feldman
ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org


Washington Ag Department

Washington State Department of Agriculture


FMNP & SFMNP

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Rosemary Biggins, SFMNP Director/Coordinator

Phone: (360) 725-2466

Toll-Free: 1-800-422-3263

WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Janet Jackson Charles, WIC Director

Fax: (360) 236-2345

Toll-Free: 1-800-841-1410

VOC Contact: 1-800-841-1410 Press #7

Email: janet.charles@doh.wa.gov

or

Katherine Flores, FMNP Coordinator

Phone: (360) 236-3721

Katherine.Flores@doh.wa.gov

Washington News/Case Studies

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New cafe at Olympia Farmers Market

Allie Vrtachnik April 9, 2018

Our Farmers’ Table is to open next to the Olympia Farmers Market, and source 60-70% of its produce from the market itself. The restaurant will be in good company among the popular eateries featured on the block, and is sure to be a hit with the opening of the farmers market and its locavore customers.… 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



Columbia City Farmers Market, Washington

Allie Vrtachnik June 28, 2018

Year Founded: 1998 Market Season: Wednesdays, May- October (3 pm- 7 pm) State: Washington Mission Statement: The Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance is committed to supporting and strengthening Washington’s small family farm businesses by creating and operating vibrant, successful neighborhood farmers markets. To meet our mission we provide effective direct sales sites for our region’s small farmers, while also… Read More



Washington Resources

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Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit

FMC November 1, 2016

The Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit provides timely information, tips, and templates to help market managers navigate the increasing demands they face. We hope to cut your learning curve, share best practices, and adapt the excellent existing resources to your market. Each chapter includes downloadable tools in Word or Excel that you can tailor… Read More



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“Roots” Guidelines for WSFMA membership

Stacy October 28, 2013

A set of guidelines established by the Washington State Farmers Market Association to which their members must adhere. As stated, “Regardless of the Market’s location or the number of vendors, Washington State consumers have the same expectations, and it is these expectations that every Farmers Market should meet if it truly intends to be successful… Read More



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Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance Mission Statement

Stacy October 29, 2013

The NFM’s mission is “to support and strengthen Washington’s small farms and farming families  by creating and operating vibrant, successful neighborhood farmers markets. We provide direct sales opportunities for 100 of our region’s small farms, provide healthy produce to city residents, and educate consumers about local agriculture.” Read More