Slides and materials from these presentations can be found in our Resource Center

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FINI Meetup with the Department of Health
Karen Kinney
Thursday 1:30-2:45pm
For farmers markets participating in the FINI funded EBT Incentives program! This is your chance to meet the key people involved with the grant. Find out how the project is going, get your questions answered, share challenges, special requests and find out what’s new in 2017.
Hot Off the Press: New Resources & Research for Managing Your Market
Karen Kinney
Colleen Donovan
Thursday 4:20-5:30pm
We can’t wait to share new resources to help grow your market, cut the learning curve, and navigate the ever-increasing demands of market management. Hardcopies of the new 2016 “WA State Market Management Toolkit” will be distributed and you’ll get a guided tour of the new Toolkit website. You’ll also be the first to hear about new research on FMNP and SNAP programs’ impacts on farm sales and your market’s viability.
WIC & Senior FMNP Training for Market Managers and Growers
Katherine Flores, DOH FMNP Program Lead
Friday 9:15-10:30am
The Farmers Market Nutrition Program can increases sales and brings new shoppers to the market. Market managers and growers will learn everything they need to know about accepting WIC & Senior FMNP checks.
Building Food Access Capacity at Farmers Markets
Kate Delavan, WSFMA Food Access Program Manager
Shannon Bachtel, Skagit County Regional Lead
Karen Erickson, Snohomish County Regional Lead
Stacy Carkonen, Pierce County Regional Lead
Amanda Milholland, West Sound Regional Lead
Friday 1:45-3:00pm
Learn about WSFMA's Regional Leads program and how to tap into existing resources to bring more low-income shoppers to your market.
Grow your Market with Kids Programming
Jesse Hansen, Spokane Regional Lead
Anna Kitchin, WSU Food $ense
Rachael Reiton, Greater Lewis County FM (Chehalis)
Carrie Olson, Moderator, Renton Farmers Market
Friday 1:45-3:00pm
This workshop explores farmers market programs that help to grow the next generation of farmers market shoppers –kids! Featuring four panelists who will present information about kids programs at markets that are designed to encourage excitement and foster learning, helping make great farmers market memories for kids who will grow to become steadfast shoppers. Find out what works, how it’s done, lessons learned and what you need to start or improve programs at your market!
Tracking Fresh Bucks, WIC Checks, Tokens, and More
Sheri Muntean, CPA, PhD, Shamballa Centre
Rita Ordóñez, Food, Education, and Arts Consultant
Friday 3:45-5:00pm
Overwhelmed by all the currency options at your market? Learn bookkeeping best practices for managing EBT, Credit/Debit, match tokens and other alternative market currencies.
Redefining the Discussion about Farmers Market Impacts: Moscow Farmers Market Case Study
Kathleen Burns, Moscow Farmers Market
Saturday 9:00-10:00am
We know that markets are great for farmers and community, but how can markets measure their full value and impact on their local community? Over the past 10 years, the Moscow Farmers Market conducted five studies measuring the benefits of this 40 year historic market to the community of Moscow, Idaho. Learn what tools were used and how the Market’s economic impact was assessed. Learn how measuring value can shed new light on your market and impact your city leaders and other policymakers’ decision making and planning.