Washington Contacts

Washington State Farmers Market Association


To add state news and resources, contact:
Ben Feldman

SNAP Info & Contacts

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

Kate Delavan
Food Access Program Manager
Washington State Farmers Market Association
(206) 706-5198


To add state news and resources, contact:
Ben Feldman

Washington Ag Department

Washington State Department of Agriculture


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


Katherine Flores, FMNP Coordinator

Phone: (360) 236-3721


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

Farmers Markets as Part of Disaster Resilience

Hannah Fuller October 28, 2020

While wildfires are a natural occurrence, over the past decade we have witnessed years of record breaking recurring wildfires throughout the US, with 2020 being a particular devastating year for communities throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and neighboring states. News coverage of the millions of acres burned is fading, but the effects of disasters of… 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

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