Regional Leads Program
Everyone should have access to fresh, healthy food regardless of income. The Regional Leads program facilitates local networks of food access stakeholders centered around farmers markets to increase usage of food assistance benefits at farmers markets. Regional Leads work with local communities to develop strategies to increase access to healthy foods, reduce food insecurity, and strengthen local food systems.
Regional Leads are experts in the operations, strengths, needs, and contexts of their regions’ markets. Each Regional Lead is an important resource for market organizations, coordinates region-wide efforts such as marketing and training, and builds relationships between farmers markets and community agencies that support federal food assistance benefits recipients. Regional Leads collaborate with each other to share best practices and information throughout the state. Contact WSFMA Food Access Program Manager Kate Delavan or your local Regional Lead to learn more.
2017 Regional Leads
Click on each marker to see information about participating markets including if they accept SNAP EBT and the WIC & Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers or if they offer an EBT incentive program (AKA “Fresh Bucks”).