Regional Leads Program

Building on the success of the Food Access Regional Leads model, the WSFMA Regional Leads program recently expanded to include market operations and marketing support for farmers markets across the state. The expanded program goal is to build local capacity at farmers markets around food access programs, marketing, and general market operations. Program objectives include:

  • Improve outreach and marketing of farmers market programs with an emphasis on food access programs.
  • Increase market leadership expertise in farmers market operations.
  • Increase sales by Washington farmers at farmers markets.
  • Increase the number of farmers markets accepting food assistance benefits (SNAP, FMNP, and SNAP Incentives AKA “Fresh Bucks”) and increase benefit use at farmers markets.
  • Increase understanding among partners and communities of local farmers markets, types of food available, and how to use food assistance benefits at farmers markets.

Each region has a Regional Lead as a point person. The 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.

Contact WSFMA Regional Leads Program Manager Kate Delavan or your local Regional Lead to learn more.

2018 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”).

    • 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
    • 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

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    • Lead: Patty Villa

      • 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

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    • 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

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    • Lead: Carolyn Connelly

      • Chewelah Farmers Market
      • Northeast Washington Farmers Market – Colville
      • Pend Oreille Valley Farmers Market – Newport
      • North Pend Oreille Farmers Market – Ione
    • 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
    • Lead: Carolyn Connelly

      • Downtown Farmers Market – Walla Walla
      • Pullman Farmers Market
      • Dayton Farmers Market
      • Clarkston Farmers Market
    • Lead: Britany Meiklen

      • 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
    • 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
    • The King County Region is currently in development.