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”).


Columbia Gorge

Lead: Hannah Ladwig

  • Goldendale Farmers Market
  • Stevenson Farmers Market
  • Trout Lake Saturday Market
  • White Salmon Farmers Market


Spokane County

Lead: Jesse Hansen

  • Cheney Farmers’ Market
  • Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market
  • Hillyard Farmers Market
  • Millwood Farmers’ Market
  • Thursday Market in the South Perry District
  • Spokane Farmers’ Market
  • Kendall Yards Night Market
  • Liberty Lake Farmers Market
  • Fairwood Farmers Market


South Sound

Lead: Mary DiMatteo

  • Centralia Farmers Market
  • Community Farmers Market at Chehalis
  • Packwood Farmers Market
  • Pe Ell Farmers Market
  • Winlock Saturday Market
  • Olympia Farmers Market
  • Tenino Farmers Market
  • Tumwater Farmers Market
  • West Olympia Farmers Market
  • Yelm Farmers Market
  • Ocean Shores Farmers Market
  • Willapa Bay Public Market


Pierce County

Lead: Stacy Carkonen

  • Broadway Farmers Market – Tacoma
  • Eastside Tacoma Farmers Market
  • South Tacoma Farmers Market
  • Fife Farmers Market
  • Lakewood Farmers Market
  • Gig Harbor Farmers Market
  • Orting Valley Farmers Market
  • Proctor Farmers Market
  • Puyallup Farmers’ Market
  • Steilacoom Farmers Market


Skagit County

Lead: Shannon Bachtel

  • Anacortes Farmers Market
  • Bow Farmers Market
  • Sedro Woolley Farmers Market
  • Mount Vernon Wednesday Farmers Market & Saturday Farmers Market


Snohomish County

Lead: Karen Erickson

  • Arlington Farmers Market
  • Bothell Farmers Market
  • Edmonds Garden/Summer Markets
  • Everett Farmers Market & Friday Farmers Market at the Everett Mall
  • Marysville Farmers Market
  • Mukilteo Farmers Market
  • Port Susan Farmers Market
  • Snohomish Farmers Market
  • Snohomish Sunday Farmers Market


West Sound

Lead: Amanda Milholland

  • Bremerton Farmers Market
  • Central Kitsap Farmers Market
  • Chimacum Farmers Market
  • Shelton Farmers Market
  • Jefferson County Farmers Markets
  • Shelton Farmers Market
  • Belfair Saturday Market
  • Port Orchard Farmers Market
  • Silverdale Farmers Market
  • Poulsbo Farmers Market
  • Suquamish Farmers Market
  • Bainbridge Island Farmers Market
  • Kingston Farmers Market
  • Sequim Farmers Market
  • Port Angeles Farmers Market


Tri-County

Lead: Carolyn Connelly

  • Chewelah Farmers Market
  • Northeast Washington Farmers Market – Colville
  • Pend Oreille Valley Farmers Market – Newport
  • North Pend Oreille Farmers Market – Ione


Columbia-Basin

Lead: Jesse Hansen

  • Yakima Farmers Market
  • Pasco Farmers Market
  • Historic Downtown Kennewick Farmers Market
  • Benton City 9th Street Farmers Market
  • Prosser Farmers Market
  • Market at the Parkway – Richland
  • Granger Farmers Market


Southeast Washington

Lead: Jesse Hansen

  • Downtown Farmers Market – Walla Walla
  • Pullman Farmers Market
  • Dayton Farmers Market
  • Clarkston Farmers Market


Greater Okanogan

Lead: Carolyn Connelly

  • Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market
  • Okanogan Valley Farmers Market
  • Omak Farmers Market
  • Tonasket Farmers Market
  • Leavenworth Community Farmers Market
  • Chelan Evening Market
  • Methow Valley Farmers Market – Twisp
  • Lake Chelan Farmers Market


Southwest Washington

Lead: Tina Eifert

  • Camas Farmers Market
  • Salmon Creek Farmers Market at Legacy Hospital
  • Cowlitz Community Farmers Market
  • Kelso Bridge Market
  • Vancouver Farmers Market – Downtown & Columbia Tech Center
  • Ridgefield Farmers Market