Washington State Farmers Market Association - a profesional association of Farmers Market Managers in Washington State

Farmers Market Membership

Farmers Market Membership Criteria

To be a Farmers Market Member of the WSFMA, markets must:

  1. Operate a farmers market in Washington State with a minimum average of 5 farmers per market day;
  2. Adhere to the Roots Guidelines;
  3. Carry commercial general liability insurance and include WSFMA as an Additional Insured;
  4. Complete an annual membership application, including 2013 Member Contract; and
  5. Pay membership dues.

2013 Membership Application

2013 Application Instructions

Farmers Market Member Benefits

  • Training and Education - Annual conference and regional workshops focus on increasing food access and strengthening direct marketing sales
  • Networking - Access to a large network of farmers markets, farmers, support groups and policymakers all working to help strengthen agriculture, food access and markets
  • Voting privileges - Vote and serve on the WSFMA Board of Directors; join a committee; influence organizational policies and procedures, strategic goals and legislative agenda
  • Liability Insurance - Access to affordable, comprehensive general liability insurance for farmers markets and Directors and Officers liability insurance for your nonprofit Board
  • Statewide Membership Directory Listing - Inclusion in and complimentary copies of annual print membership directory; Online Directory listing with search and map functions
  • Show You Belong! - Member use of WSFMA logo on web and print materials
  • Action Alerts - Email notification of updates, legislative and action alerts on important issues
  • Discounts! - Enjoy member savings on annual conference registration and regional workshops; discount on Farmers Markets Today magazines
  • Advocacy - Benefit from WSFMA’s action alerts and work with local and state policy makers and partners on issues that impact farmers markets and direct-marketing farmers
  • Access to farmers market practitioners - A team of WSFMA Board, staff and partners, volunteers, farmer vendors and farmers market managers answers your questions
  • Farmers Market CoalitionNEW in 2013! - Discounted joint membership with the Farmers Market Coalition
  • NEW in 2013! -Access to new Members Only Listserv

Membership Dues

WSFMA membership dues are based on total gross vendor sales from the preceding season. New, single start-up markets enjoy a special fixed New Market Members Rate of $150.00.

Farmers Market membership runs April 1 – March 31.

Have Questions?

Please contact Jennifer Brown, Staff Administrator, at (206) 706-5198 or by email: office@wafarmersmarkets.com.

WSFMA Membership –Leadership for farmers markets and producers

Washington State
Farmers Market Association

WSFMA office location and mailing address:
93 Pike Street, Suite 316
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: (206) 706-5198

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