There has been an increase in year-round farmers markets in King County over the past decade that provide shoppers with access to local food and new varieties of fruits and vegetables throughout the year. There are also challenges that come with the choice to farm year-round.
The Local Food Initiative team recently spoke with Jennifer Antos, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Farmers Markets (NFM) to learn more about why farmers choose to sell year-round; the challenges and opportunities of year-round markets; and what’s next for year-round markets in King County. … More Year-round farmers markets bring creativity, connections, and enjoyment to King County
The 2018 Farm Bill that was recently signed into law allocates billions of dollars to American farmers, bolsters farmers markets, and rejects stricter limits on food stamps. Find out more about some of the most noteworthy aspects of the new farm bill in this blog post! … More 2018 Farm Bill: What’s new for agricultural policy?
On September 17, 2018, the City of Seattle announced “Fresh Bucks at Safeway”, a new partnership between the City of Seattle and Safeway that is implementing the city’s Fresh Bucks program at all Safeway locations in Seattle. … More Fresh Bucks now used at all Seattle Safeway stores
Living Well Kent, Northwest Harvest, and King Conservation District are partnering to transform a dormant farm in the Auburn area into a thriving agriculture enterprise that will bring quality farm land and valuable farm infrastructure back into production. … More Auburn farm collaboration bringing fresh food to South King County
To highlight Farmers Market week – King County is celebrating all that is farm-fresh and local with a photo contest and giving away some nice swag. Send in a picture of your favorite farmers market or one of your favorite locally-produced foods to be entered to win a limited edition CHOMP! trucker hat and bag. … More Celebrating Farmers Market Week in King County
Taste Washington Day is an annual celebration of Washington-grown foods served in school meals. On Oct. 4 in some schools, farmers are in the lunch room to let kids sample the fruits or vegetables they have grown. In other schools, older students are helping teach younger students about the foods grown in Washington state. WSDA … More Taste Washington Day
The WSFMA is a member organization for over 115 farmers markets in our state, and community members feel the impacts of its work through market programs, consumer education and improved food access at their local market. … More Shopping smart at the farmers markets with the WSFMA