The Washington State Farmers Market Association is a national leader in the movement to increase access to local foods through farmers markets. We provide member services, education and advocacy to support and champion vibrant and sustainable farmers markets in communities throughout Washington. The WSFMA represents and serves over 111 farmers markets in 88 cities or towns. These markets generate more than $46 million in annual sales and support hundreds of small and local Washington farmers, food producers and artisans. WSFMA member markets receive hundreds of thousands of visitors per year from across the state, as well as travelers from around the country and across the world. Learn More.

Good Food and Farms Advocacy Day Monday, March 6 in Olympia

Save the Date   Meet legislators, advocate to restore funding for the WSDA Farm to School and Small Farm Direct Marketing programs.

Location: Columbia Room, Legislative Building, State Capitol Campus. Register Now!

10-10:30 a.m. – Check-in and coffee
10:30–11:30 a.m. – How to Effectively Advocate with Legislators
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Meetings with Legislators
2:00 p.m. Debrief and photo

Good Food and Farming Advocacy Day is Monday, March 6, 2017 in Olympia, WA! The Good Food Coalition will host a presentation from one of our legislative champions about effective advocacy to prepare us for small group meetings with key legislators.

The goals of advocacy day are simple: 1) Ask the legislature to restore $500,000 to the WSDA Farm to School and Small Farm Direct Marketing programs so they can better meet the demand for training, education and technical assistance from farmers and others across the state, and 2) share the importance of WSDA’s work to strengthening Washington farms, the economy and our communities.

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We will arrange appointments for attendees with key legislators on Agriculture and Budget committees.  If your legislators are on other committees, we encourage you to set a meeting with them. Check out his handy guide for information on how to set up a meeting and prepare for the day.  Karen Kinney is available to help.  Please reach out to her at

*This advocacy day is supported by Tilth Alliance, WA State Farmers Market Association, WA Sustainable Food & Farming Network and Solid Ground. Thanks to our friends at the WA Young Farmers Coalition, Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition, Faith Action Network, and NW Harvest for their support.

Learn More: WSDA.Restore

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